Healthy Meatloaf with Turkey and Quinoa – Gluten-Free, No Added Sugar! – 80 Twenty Nutrition

Healthy Meatloaf with Turkey and Quinoa – Gluten-Free, No Added Sugar!

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Meatloaf can be the best meal or the worst meal. Meatloaf can be super healthy or a double-stacked burger in loaf form. It all depends on the recipe, and this one is the best meatloaf ever! Try my Healthy Meatloaf with Turkey and Quinoa and you’ll be a meatloaf lover for life. It’s gluten-free without breadcrumbs. Plus, there’s no added sugar.

Healthy Meatloaf with Turkey and Quinoa - Gluten-Free, No Added Sugar! best ever healthy meatloaf recipe by Christy Brissette media registered dietitian nutritionist and president of 80 Twenty Nutrition in Toronto and California

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Health Benefits of Turkey

  • Turkey is an excellent source of high quality protein. It’s also lower in saturated fat than red meat. One serving of ground turkey (4 oz or 75 grams) has 21 grams of protein to help with muscle building and healing. Protein also helps you feel satisfied so you won’t be as hungry shortly after your meal.
  • Turkey contains all of the B vitamins, which are used to convert the food you eat into energy. In particular, 1 serving of turkey contains 80% of the amount of vitamin B3 (niacin) most people need in a day. Niacin is needed for important chemical reactions in the body and for healthy skin and nerve function.

Healthy Meatloaf with Turkey and Quinoa – Gluten-Free, No Added Sugar!

Healthy Meatloaf with Turkey and Quinoa - Gluten-Free, No Added Sugar! best ever healthy meatloaf recipe by Christy Brissette media registered dietitian nutritionist and president of 80 Twenty Nutrition in Toronto and California

Ready for the best ever healthy meatloaf recipe? Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Healthy Meatloaf with Turkey and Quinoa - Gluten-Free, No Added Sugar!

This healthy meatloaf is packed with lean protein from ground turkey, fiber from quinoa and antioxidants from vegetables. It's moist and delicious every time! Plus it's gluten-free with no added sugar. Enjoy!
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Ground turkey
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 small yellow onion grated
  • 1 carrot peeled and grated
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce (with no added sugar)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line an 8x4" loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients - except the barbecue sauce - using your hands (trust me, it tastes better if you mix by hand!)
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Brush on the barbecue sauce and put your loaf back in the oven. Cook for 10 more minutes. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. Slice and enjoy!
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