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Savory Italian Meatloaf

Savory-Meatloaf-Prediabetes-300x174A Healthy Prediabetes Recipe
This healthy rendition gives you all the comfort of the classic dish without the fat and calories. Easy to make, our meatloaf is perfect for any day of the week and features a tasty Easy Marinara Sauce. Vitamin B5 is commonly found in whole grain products, mushrooms and kale, which is used in this recipe. You can also use this recipe to make meatballs–just serve it as an appetizer with the marinara sauce

Makes 8 servings. Total preparation time: 50 minutes.


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Add vegetables to the turkey along with eggs, bread, mustard, salt, pepper, hot sauce and thyme. Mix together and shape into two large loaves or 4-6 individual mini loaves. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes. Serve with Easy Marinara Sauce.

For Easy Marinara Sauce:

1. Sauté onion in olive oil until soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add remaining ingredients except basil. Cook on low heat for 30 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and stir in basil and salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 188 calories, 8g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 60mg cholesterol, 547mg sodium, 199mg potassium, 9g total carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 18g protein


1 1/2 slices sprouted grain bread, diced

1/2 cup onion, diced small
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 celery ribs, diced small
1/2 cup carrots, diced small
2 garlic cloves, minced
24 ounces ground turkey
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce or 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons thyme, chopped

Easy Marinara Sauce:
1 small onion, diced small
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 15-ounce can chopped tomato
3 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon basil, lightly chopped

We realize that you may not always have the time to cook meals from scratch, and that a quick and easy substitution may be needed. We always recommend cooking the real thing, but in a pinch you can try this instead:

Buy frozen Healthy Choice, meatloaf dinner. Serve over wilted spinach and enjoy with a 1-2 cup salad including a variety of fresh vegetables such as carrots and cherry. Enjoy!