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Weight Watchers Turkey Meatloaf with Quinoa & Zucchini Recipe

Weight Watchers turkey meatloaf with quinoa and zucchini, a winning healthy recipe enjoyed by young and old alike with just 2 Freestyle SmartPoints!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 185
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed well
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded and squeezed to remove some of the moisture (about 1 cup)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped (I used 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce or ketchup, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground skinless turkey breast

Instructions

  • Cook the quinoa according to the package directions. Fluff with a fork and let cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, line the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan with foil. Preheat the oven to 375F degrees.
  • Place the zucchini in a large bowl. Add the egg whites, onion, parsley, Italian seasoning, 1/4 cup chili sauce, salt and pepper. Add the turkey and quinoa and mix well to combine.
  • Transfer the mixture to your prepared baking pan. Shape it into a 5 x 11-inch rectangle loaf. Brush the remaining 1/4 cup chili sauce evenly over the loaf.
  • Bake until an instant read thermometer inserted in the center of the meatloaf reads 165F degrees, about 50 to 55 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest at least 5 minutes so it's easier to cut. Cut into 6 even pieces.

Recipe Notes

Quinoa grows with a bitter protective coating called saponin. Be sure to give it a good rinse in a fine mesh sieve before cooking it, unless yours says it's pre-washed.
Chili sauce is a condiment made with chili peppers and tomato. You can usually find it in the grocery store near the ketchup, or just substitute ketchup instead.
 
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *4
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *2
Nutrition Facts
Weight Watchers Turkey Meatloaf with Quinoa & Zucchini Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /6th recipe)
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 21g42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free meatloaf, healthy turkey meatloaf, quinoa turkey meatloaf