Heart Healthy Meatloaf Recipe
Preheat oven to 350° and coat a 9 x 5 pan with cooking spray.
Combine milk, 1 Tbsp ketchup, mustard and egg whites into a large mixing bowl. Add onion, red peppers, and broccoli and set aside.
In a food processor, pulse slice of whole grain bread until bread is completely bread crumbs. Add ground beef to the mixing bowl and pour bread crumbs over top of meat. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly with hands. Add basil, parsley and pepper.
Place meat mixture into loaf pan. Brush remaining ketchup (6 Tbsp) over top of meat loaf mixture. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a thermometer registers 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cut loaf into 12 slices.
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About This Healthy Recipe
Let’s face it, meatloaf can be boring. But not this savory and healthy meatloaf recipe! In fact, it is one of the best meatloaf recipes to make when you want to switch up the flavor profile of bland meatloaf while sneaking in some nutrient-filled veggies. Roasted bell peppers and broccoli not only add fiber and antioxidants to this main dish meal, but they are a flavorful addition to this healthy meatloaf. This is also a good option for those looking for a heart healthy meatloaf recipe, since it is made with lean ground beef and has no added fat – fat-free milk, egg whites and Dijon mustard make it moist without adding unnecessary fat and calories. It’s even low in sodium. This meatloaf is a great way to sneak in a few extra veggies without anyone complaining, making it the perfect kid-friendly recipe.