Get Lean Eat Clean – Turkey Meatloaf

10 08 2012

I am always looking at different things to cook as my diet can get pretty bland at times. A few weeks a go I saw a friend eat this and so I thought I would give it a go. The great thing about this dish is that you have readily available portions as an when you need them. If you require quick and easy meals regularly through the day or are on the go then this recipe is perfect.

Ingredients:

500g minced turkey (I made two portions so used 1kg)
3 egg whites
2 chopped green peppers
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp dry yellow mustard
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp garlic powder (2 cloves minced)
1 small red onion (finely chopped)
2 celery stalks (finely chopped)
1 bag of mixed seeds

Directions:
Preheat oven to 165 degrees.
Spray deep baking tray with low cal spray or olive oil.
Mix all your ingredients together in a large bowl.
Bake for around 40 minutes.

Nutrition:

As Turkey is the main ingredient here I wanted to just highlight the fact it contains a high amount of one particular amino acid called tryptophan. Essentially this is an amino acid that assists with a better quality of sleep which therefore in turn allows for more growth hormone to be produced by the body which assists with fat loss.

I try and buy  Organic meats when I can as the birds are grass fed and will therefore contain more CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) which assists with the metabolism of fat to energy. Breast meat contains less fat and is therefore lower in calories, have some turkey in your evening meal for the best fat burning effects!

Turkey Meatloaf - get lean

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