Tangy Turkey Meatloaf – KID APPROVED

This unusual meatloaf combination is great for families just starting out in making nutritional changes.  It allows mom or dad to present a dish that tastes really great and is healthy.  Take the opportunity to stress the fact that healthy food does taste good.  Kids are all about taste and taste alone.  Presenting them with kale and Brussel sprouts on the first try probably won’t go over to well.  Start with things you know they will eat so that you build trust and credibility with them.

Tangy Turkey Meatloaf

1 large sweet potato

1 pound organic ground turkey

1 cage free egg

1 small onion, grated

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup fruit sweetened ketchup (no HFCS or sugar- check labels!)

2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard

2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into crumbs

Sea salt and black pepper to taste  

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Peel and cut the sweet potato into cubes and drop into a pot of boiling, salted water.  Cook until soft (about 10 minutes).  Drain, mash, and let cool slightly.  Mix the remaining ingredients and add the sweet potatoes at the end.  Use your hands to shape into a loaf in a glass baking dish.  Cook for 1 hour.

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