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YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,981)
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7/17/13 7:55 P

Meatloaf isn't too bad if you bake it on a rack or on a sheet pan (instead of a loaf pan)... that way the grease drips off and away, instead of the loaf sitting in it.

This recipe uses ground beef and isn't too bad... 4 servings and each serving is around 480 calories assuming you use the low-fat cream cheese and leave off the sour cream and cheddar toppings. You could add extra veggies to bulk it up if you wanted but I found each serving to be filling as written.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
7/17/13 5:54 P

There is a recipe in the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook that is to die for, it is soooooooo good. My husband makes it quite often. It is literally "half vegetables" and yet it has all the meaty yummy flavour of a traditional meatloaf. In fact I would venture to say it is my favorite meatloaf of ever. It's just that good. And only about 250 calories for a decent-sized piece.

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
7/17/13 4:54 P

You don't say what other ingredients you have so it is hard to know what you can make. You could try the supercook site to find different recipes that use what you have right now.

Grilled hamburger patties are one option.
You could brown the ground beef and drain the fat and make soup, tacos, add to pasta or a casserole.

If it were me, and I didn't have many ingredients, then I'd just make the meatloaf and plan healthier meals in advance for next week.

HFITZ1 Posts: 68
7/17/13 4:52 P

I'm assuming you already have the meat, but you can make meatloaf with ground turkey also. You don't need to add as much eggs to get it wet because it is already pretty moist.

BITTERQUILL Posts: 1,639
7/17/13 4:10 P

A burger patty isn't necessarily an unhealthy food, either. It just depends on the size of the patty and what/how much you eat with it. And if the burger is lean, it's quite decent.

HAPPYPAT0 SparkPoints: (0)
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7/17/13 4:03 P

Thanks so very much for the response!! Gonna have to try these recipes after shopping, may have to settle for hamburger patties and some veggies tonight. **sigh** Oh well :)

LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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7/17/13 3:17 P

Grande Meatloaf with Potato Stuffing

Posted By: LDHAWKE98
I tried this recipe and it is OMG! EXCELLENT!

1 cup (2 1/4 oz.) instant potato flakes
2/3 cups hot water
1/3 cup FF sour cream
1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon dried fine bread
1 tsp. chili seasoning
1 cup (8-oz. can) tomato sauce
1 lb. ground lean turkey or beef (90% lean)
1/3 cup (1 1/2 oz.) shredded reduced-fat
cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon brown sugar twin

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with olive oil flavored cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, combine potato flakes, water, sour cream and parsley flakes. Mix well and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, combine onion, green pepper, bread crumbs, chili seasoning and 1/3 cup tomato sauce. Add meat. Mix well to combine.

4. Pat half of mixture into prepared loaf pan. Spread potato mixture evenly over top. Pat remaining meat mixture over potato mixture.

5. Stir cheddar cheese and brown sugar twin into remaining tomato sauce. Spoon sauce mixture evenly over top.

6. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Place loaf pan on wire rack and let set for 5 minutes.

7. Cut into 6 servings.

Each serving:
Calories = 220
Fat = 8g
Protein = 18g
Carbs = 19g
Sodium = 502mg
Calcium = 87mg
Fiber = 2g

LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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7/17/13 3:16 P

Individual Salsa Meat Loaves

Posted by: RLLML508

2 large egg whites
1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. chipolte salsa,
1/4 cup ketchup, divided
1 pound ground beef, extra lean
Cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine egg whites in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in oats, 1/2 cup salsa, and 2 Tbsp. ketchup. Add beef; mix well. Divide beef mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into an oval-shaped loaf.
3. Coat a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Place loaves on prepared pan.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until done.
5. Combine remaining 2 Tbsp. salsa and remaining 2 Tbsp. ketchup in a small bowl; spread mixture evenly over loaves.

4 servings (1 meat loaf each)

Calories = 190
Fat =6g
Iron = 2.2mg
Cholesterol = 60mg
Calcium = 7mg
Carbs = 10.9g
Sodium = 548mg
Protein = 25g
Fiber = 1.7g

Oxmoor House, April 2009

LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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7/17/13 3:14 P

Meatloaf can be lightened up. Here's a recipe for you.

Mushroom Meat Loaf

6-oz can sliced mushrooms, drained and chopped
15-oz can original sloppy joe sauce (Manwich ok)
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 cup quick oats
1 egg
1 tsp Italian seasoning

1. Preheat the ove to 350 degrees.

2. Mix ½ can of the sloppy joe sauce and all of the other ingredients into a bowl and mix gently.

3. Form into a football shape and put in a loaf pan sprayed with Pam.

4. Bake for 30 minutes. Pour the remaining ½ can of sauce over the loaf.

5. Bake for 30 minutes more, until the meat is no longer pink.

Makes 6 servings; 7 Points Plus per serving

NI Information per serving:

Calories = 281
Fat = 10g
Protein = 20g
Carbs = 27g
Fiber = 2g
Sodium = 866mg

Note: The secret to moist, juicy meatloaf is to handle the meat very gently.

From: A Man, A Can, A Plan

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7/17/13 2:48 P

HI everyone! Sooo..trying to "get in the groove" with all of this, and have already hit a "bump". Had planned to make meatloaf and baked potatoes for supper, until I realized how much fat is in meatloaf :( Any ideas of different menu item I can make with hamburger? We live in the country, and grocery shopping day is Friday, so kinda limited on ingredients. Any help is appreciated. Thank you!!

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