I always love when I start the week off right with actually prepping meals. This is even more important because Hubs has class on Monday nights so the urge to drive over to Chick-fil-A and grab dinner for little man and I is all too tempting. Alas, last week, because I was on another five day clean eating challenge last week, I planned out all of my meals for the week and prepped Monday night’s meal on Sunday evening so when I got home with little man, all I had to do was throw it in the oven.
This was an INCREDIBLY easy recipe – although I still need to work on the timing for the oven. Had I done muffins like the recipe that inspired this meal, I would have cut the time in half. But prepping and throwing it in a bread loaf pan was just easier. Ain’t nobody got time for that…
Mix together little onion, ground meat (the recipe called for chicken, but i used ground lean turkey), an egg and an egg white
Cover with your favorite marinara sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for ~45 minutes. Top with cheese and bake for an additional 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.
Turkey Marinara Meatloaf
1 lbs lean ground turkey
1/2 yellow onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
dash of Italian seasoning
dash of oregano
dash of dried basil
dash of salt & pepper
dash of thyme
1 egg white
6 T breadcrumbs or panko crumbs
Mix turkey, eggs, breadcrumbs, spices, onion and garlic together until well mixed and molds together easily. Form in breadpan. Top with favorite marinara sauce. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Add cheese and heat for an additional 2 – 5 minutes.