Who among us (carnivores and omnivores, at least)? And with 24 grams of protein per serving and lots of healthy veggies, this recipe will let you feed your craving for this classic American comfort food without sending your good eating habits off the rails.

1-1/2 lbs. extra-lean ground beef, ground turkey breast, or extra-lean ground turkey
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
3/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup unsweetened tomato sauce
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350° F. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix together well with wooden spoons or hands. Place on board or waxed paper and shape into loaf, then place in loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour. (Depending on the shape and thickness of loaf, it may need to cook for slightly longer—make sure a meat thermometer shows an inner temperature of at least 165° F.) Makes 6 servings.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 257
Protein: 24 g
Fiber: 2 g
Carbs: 13 g
Fat: 12 g
Total Saturated Fat: 4 g

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