Better-For-You Meatloaf Recipe from Sweet Basil

meat-loaf-2An adaptation from the classic meatloaf recipe, this version is full of veggies and healthy lean protein, oats and egg whites.

INGREDIENTS
• 1/2 medium white onion, chopped finely
• 1 green bell pepper, chopped finely
• 1 large carrot, grated or chopped finely
• 1 lb extra-lean ground sirloin or turkey breast
• 8 oz tomato/spaghetti sauce
• 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
• 2 tsp dried oregano
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp black pepper
• 2 egg whites
• 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
• Splash of Worcestershire sauce
• Vegetable-oil cooking spray

DIRECTIONS
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Place mixture in a loaf tin that’s been sprayed with cooking spray and bake in an oven heated to 350°F for about an hour.

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Special thanks to Lara at ThinspiredBlog.com, womansday.com and Self magazine, as well as contributions from J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia in preparation of this article.

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