Meatloaf with Hidden Veggies

Looking for simple ways to boost your vegetable intake? This twist on a classic offers a healthier protein (turkey) combined with nutritious, yet subtle vegetables. Plus, the oats add whole grain for increased fiber and vitamins.


  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (about one medium zucchini)
  • ½ cup grated carrots (about one medium carrot)
  • ½ cup grated yellow onion (about one medium onion)
  • 1 cup uncooked oats
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. garlic salt
  • ½ cup tomato sauce


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except for tomato sauce until completely combined. Shape into a loaf and place into a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Spread tomato sauce evenly on top of loaf. Bake for 60 minutes.

Serves eight. Each serving contains about 190 calories, 6 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 45 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrates, 4 g sugar, 3 g fiber, and 15 g protein.

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