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Greek Turkey Meatloaf

Nutrition per serving: 284 calories, 35g protein, 7g carbs, 13g fat

1 pound lean ground turkey
2 cups chopped spinach
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup fat free feta cheese
1 large egg
1 tbsp tomato paste
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Mix ingredients in a bowl. Place in a roaster or baking dish and shape into a loaf.  Bake for 30 minutes.

Zucchini Bread

Nutrition per serving: 120 calories, 4g protein, 15g carbs, 6g fat

6 egg whites

1/4 cup canola oil

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1-1/4 cups all-purpose (plain) flour

1-1/4 cups whole-wheat (whole-meal) flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

3 tsp. ground cinnamon

2-1/2 cups zucchini, shredded

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Lightly coat two 9-by-5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray. In a large bowl, add the egg whites, canola oil, applesauce, sugar, and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture on low speed until thick and foamy. In a small bowl, stir the flours together. Set 1/2 cup aside. Add the baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon to the small bowl of flour. Add the flour mixture to the egg white mixture and, using the electric mixer on medium speed, beat until well blended. Add the zucchini and walnuts and stir until combined. Adjust consistency of the batter with the remaining 1/2 cup flour, adding 1 tablespoon at a time. The batter should be thick and not runny.

Pour 1/2 of the batter into each prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaves comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let the bread cool in the pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn the loaves out of the pans onto the rack and let cool completely. Cut each loaf into 9 1-inch slices and serve. Makes 18 servings.

Chewy Granola Bars

Most store bought granola bars are full of fat and added sugar. Here’s a yummy recipe I use to make my own:

3 cups rolled oats (not instant)

1 cup oat flour

1 cup chopped walnuts

½ cup flaxseed

½ tsp sea salt

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp cardamom

¾ cup grapeseed oil

¾ cup maple syrup or agave nectar

1 tsp vanilla or almond extract

Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix oats, flour, nuts, flaxseed, salt, cinnamon and cardamom in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix oil, agave nectar (or syrup), and extract. Combine with the oats mixture and stir well.

Spread mixture evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Makes 4-6 servings.  Enjoy!