I really like meatloaf. Call me strange but I love it. I still remember being in elementary school and requesting meatloaf for my special birthday dinner. I went vegetarian for a couple years in college and became anemic. Nothing against vegetarians but it just didn’t work for my body. I love my meat I guess. Ever since I’ve been back to eating meat I’ve enjoyed going back to some of my favorite old foods and meatloaf is certainly one of them. This version is a twist on your regular meatloaf. It’s Paleo and made with turkey instead of ground beef but it’s just as good as your regular version. Trust me I have nothing against red meat either, but I do try to vary my meat sources so this is perfect. Any other meatloaf lovers out there??? Tell me I’m not crazy!
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/2 medium zucchini
- 1 egg
- 2 tbs. olive oil
- 2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp. oregano
- salt and pepper
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl finely grate your zucchini.
- Next add in your turkey, almond meal, and egg mixing well.
- Add in your olive oil, sauce, and spices and mix again.
- Place in a loaf pan sprayed with olive oil. *
- Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Slice and enjoy!
*Little Tip: If you’re gluten free in a household with gluten eaters wrap a piece of foil around your loaf pan and then spray the foil and bake inside. It will prevent any cross contamination. It also just makes for a much easier clean up!
My apologies on the pictures. Meatloaf does not photograph nicely!
Anyone a Vegetarian? Vegan? Flexitarian? Meat lover?