At many dinner tables, the term "meatloaf" strikes fear in the hearts of even the most hardened palates. I have spent considerable time trying to bring peace among those who in my family who love and hate this classic American dish. Even for those who crave this American delicacy, there's the problem of how to prepare it without the fat and calories that wreek havoc on your health goals. Start by substituting lean meats, whole grains and vegetables. Use fresh spices and dried herbs to give it an international feel. Did you know meatloaf can even be made without meat? Have fun in your kitchen and enjoy these healthy meatloaf SparkRecipes.
Slow Cooker Meatloaf
This meatloaf has the best of both worlds: a great crust and a moist interior! The trick is lining your slow cooker and creating a water bath. Trust me, it's worth the effort!
Calories: 234.2 fat: 6.4 g protein: 27.1 g carbs: 17.3 g fiber: 1.3 g
Coach Nicole's Vegetarian Lentil Loaf
A hearty, home cooked meal that everyone will love! Serve with steamed broccoli and sweet corn for a complete vegetarian meal.
Calories: 254.2 fat: 4.4 g protein: 10.9 g carbs: 44.9 g fiber: 9.5 g
Terrific Turkey Meatloaf
A juicy meatloaf made with lean ground turkey
Calories: 256 fat: 11.6 g protein: 27.7 g carbs: 9.3 g fiber: 2.2 g
Quinoa Meatloaf Muffins
The quinoa adds extra protein and vitamins.
Calories: 281.2 fat: 11.2 g protein: 19.6 g carbs: 25.2 g fiber: 2.5 g
Meatloaf Vegetable Muffins
Get a serving of meat, vegetables and whole grains in this comfort food.
Calories: 106.8 fat: 3.1 g protein: 10.3 g carbs: 10.4 g fiber: 1.7 g
Meatloaf with Applesauce
Use applesauce to lighten this dish without changing the flavor or texture. Prepare small loaves to freezer for later use.
Calories: 177.4 fat: 6.8 g protein: 18.3 g carbs: 10.5 g fiber: 1.1 g
Calories: 186.5 fat: 7.2 g protein: 21.6 g carbs: 7.7 g fiber: 0.4 g
Calories: 170.8 fat: 5.5 g protein: 21.4 g carbs: 9.1 g fiber: 1.4 g
My Spicy Old Fashioned Meatloaf
Calories: 318.6 fat: 13.6 g protein: 28.1 g carbs: 19.8 g fiber: 1.7 g
What ingredients are in your favorite meatloaf recipe?
Want more healthy recipes from Chef Meg and fellow SparkPeople members? Be sure to subscribe to SparkPeople's Recipe of the Day email. Click here to sign up!
Did you know SparkRecipes is now on Facebook? Click here to "Like" us!
Order your copy of "The SparkPeople Cookbook" today.