Moist healthy turkey meatloaf with flax meal and walnut flour makes an easy weeknight supper!! I have a confession.This is my first home- made turkey meatloaf! Adventurous as I am, experimenting with recipes, meatloaf has always intimidated me. I first saw this recipe on my fellow blogger’s blog “Daddy Knows Less”. It’s not a foodie blog but Justin aka Daddy Knows Less cooks up some simple, easy healthy meals and this healthy version grabbed my eye. You should totally check out his blog ! He has some interesting stories about daddy hood and some quick and easy recipes that are easy to make 🙂 ! I made a couple of changes to it and it turned out to be surprisingly easy. I substituted the bread crumbs for flax meal and walnut flour. I love adding flax meal to foods and baking it into a meatloaf is easy. It adds texture and flavor to the turkey meatloaf. I also used a fresh ground mix of tomatoes in place of the ketchup and added some cilantro to it. My family loved it and I was quite proud that my first turkey meatloaf came out firm and moist. Not to mention it’s super healthy! I have made turkey meatloaf since but I wanted to show you the pictures of my first meatloaf. See how firm and yummy it looks! Easy too! I am glad I attempted it because now I will be making it often and plan to try some different variations of it! Thinking of baking it with some quinoa next.
Nutrition Wise !
Turkey is a good source of lean protein and iron. Low in fat, it is also a great source Tryptophan, an amino acid needed for normal growth in infants and for nitrogen balance in adults. The body uses tryptophan to help make niacin and serotonin. Serotonin is thought to produce healthy sleep and a stable mood. So a turkey meatloaf would be perfect for that night meal. Flax meal and walnuts are both high in heart healthy omega -3 fatty acids. Put these together and you have super healthy turkey meatloaf that is quite nutrient dense.