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Healthy Spinach Stuffed Meatloaf

Getting the kiddos to eat veggies has been very difficult for the last couple of weeks. We are in total revolt mode! I knew a healthy spinach stuffed meatloaf would get us out of our vegetable funk. Using a simple jelly roll technique, the family again thought I was contestant on the Top Chef!

Meatloaf is one of those recipes that you either love or hate. In my house is usually a win! I have two kiddos that love meat. If they could eat cheeseburgers every night they would. I am not speaking of McDonalds Happy Meal cheeseburger, no I am talking about gourmet burgers from Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace. All cheeseburgers always rate against Bobby Flay’s cheeseburgers. This is a pretty high standard to be compared against, and yes I get told I have failed on numerous occasions.

The one thing I do like about meatloaf is that I can modify a few ingredients and make it different every time. My personal favorite is the Cheese Stuffed Bacon Meatloaf. With my current health journey dairy is something that I have eliminated to see if it makes a difference in my inflammation and weight loss. With this in mind, I knew I needed to create a recipe that would be just as tasty and not need all the cheesy goodness of most meatloaf recipe that I make.

The Recipe:

This recipe does use ingredients that you may not have in your pantry. They have however become staples in mine. Instead of breadcrumbs which helps keep the meatloaf from falling apart, I used almond flour. Almond Flour is a great alternative if you are looking for a low carb substitute with some additional protein benefits. I find my Almond Flour at Trader Joes. For parmesan cheese, I use nutritional yeast as a substitute. With a few herbs, spices, spinach and a Keto Friendly Spicy Aioli this recipe will have your family wanting more. I paired the meatloaf with roasted asparagus. The asparagus is a vegetable that my kids actually enjoy! Kitchen Win!

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Calories
2518 cal
Fat
172 g
Carbs
57 g
Protein
191 g


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Yields 8 slices

Healthy Spinach Stuffed Meatloaf

This recipe is Low Carb/Keto Friendly. You may modified it based on your dietary preferences.

30 minPrep Time

60 minCook Time

1 hr, 30 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs extra lean ground beef (could use ground turkey instead)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 tablespoons onions, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 box of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast, divided
  • 1/2 cup Spicy Aioli (See Referenced Recipe) Can be omitted

Instructions

  1. Mix together beef, egg, almond flour,1/4 cup of nutritional yeast, salt and pepper, onion, garlic,coconut aminos, garlic powder and oregano. Mix well with clean hands.
  2. On a piece of sprayed foil wrap or wax paper, spread out meat mixture in a rectangle - 12 x 8".
  3. Tightly wrap meatloaf in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour (or overnight)on tray.
  4. While meat is chilling mix together thawed spinach and 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast.
  5. Spread spinach on top leaving 1/2" clear all around meat edges.
  6. Using paper/plastic to help roll up loaf starting from 12" side. Press gently as you go to make sure you have a firmly rolled loaf.
  7. Press seam to seal.
  8. Place meatloaf, seam side down, in a baking pan (make sure that ends are sealed).
  9. Cover with foil and cook meatloaf at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  10. Removed meatloaf from oven and cover top with aioli mixture and bake for an additional 10 minutes without foil.
  11. Remove from oven and let set for 15 minutes before slicing.

Notes

Serving Size: 1 slice Calories: 256 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 31g

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