[Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Foster Farms through their partnership with Collectively. While I was compensated by Collectively to write a post about Foster Farms, all opinions are my own.]
If you’re a busy gal who doesn’t have time to cook a healthy meal every night, then you’re like most of us. The easiest way to stay healthy (without spending a lot of time in the kitchen) is to meal prep for the week.
How To Quickly & Easily Meal Prep for the Week
To help you quickly and easily meal prep for the week, today’s diet guide shares a low-calorie, organic Turkey Meatloaf recipe that’s chock full of veggies and good-for-you ingredients.
Why is Meal Prepping Smart?
Before grocery shopping, it’s best to plan ahead for the week to make smarter buying decisions. Not only will it save you time and money, it will also help you meal prep for the week. Opt for recipes that enable you to meal prep, which cuts down on cooking time.
Dishes like lasagna, minestrone soup, and meatloaf are great because they provide a few days’ worth of meals while ensuring that you and your family are well-fed. Plus, you can mix in a variety of veggies, to make these meals even healthier.
The best recipes for meal prepping include a lean protein (like Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey) and a variety of vitamin-rich fresh vegetables (such as Bell Peppers, Onions, and Tomatoes). One of the tastiest dishes to meal prep for the week is a Turkey Meatloaf, as it’s a hearty, nourishing meal that provides a few days of leftovers.
The Benefits of Choosing Organic
Choosing better quality ingredients is always a smart choice, as it helps you create healthier meals that are nutritious for your body and good for the environment.
Since Foster Farms is a California-grown, organic, fresh ground turkey, it’s a wiser choice of lean protein in comparison to other (non-organic) meats. The benefits of choosing organic ground turkey are that you’ll feel better knowing there are no antibiotics, hormones, or steroids used in the free-range turkeys. In addition, by opting for organic vegetables, you can rest assured that no harmful pesticides were used.
How To Make a Healthy Turkey Meatloaf
- 1 lb. Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey
- 1/2 Sweet Onion (chopped)
- 1 Red Bell Pepper (chopped)
- 1 cup Tomatoes (diced)
- 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs (Italian style, preferrably)
- 1 Egg
- Herbs & Seasonings (such as Lemon Pepper or Italian Seasoning)
- 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Chop bell pepper, onion, and tomatoes into small pieces.
- Mix all ingredients (ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, vegetables, olive oil) into a bowl.
- Add your preferred herbs and seasonings (season to taste).
- Thoroughly combine all ingredients.
- Pour the mixture into a foil-lined baking pan and bake for 45 minutes (or until golden brown on top).
- Remove promptly and cut to serve.
TIP: When meal prepping for the week, an easy way to add flavor without adding calories is to use herbs and seasonings. Seasonings such as Italian Herbs, Lemon Pepper, Chili Powder, Paprika, Rosemary, Thyme, and Oregano all add robust flavor without compromising the health of your meal.
TIP: To extend the life of the leftovers, put the remaining meatloaf into the freezer. Heat up in the oven or microwave for each serving.
How To Make Meal Prepping More Interesting
The benefit of meal prepping for the week is that you have the main dish already prepared for several days worth of meals. To add other flavorful and nutritious ingredients into your diet that week, opt for healthy side dishes (such as vegetables sauteed in olive oil and spices) that take less than 20 minutes to prepare. Plus, you can always add salsa on top of your meatloaf or vegetables to spice it up a bit.
When life gets busy, it’s even more essential for you to eat healthily and stay well-balanced. That’s why doing a healthy meal prep for the week is a wise idea, whether you’re striving to reach new fitness goals, are trying to lose weight, or just want to be fit and healthy.
To help you create healthy meals, Foster Farms is hosting a Facebook drawing over the next three weeks for a FREE package of Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey; five winners will be drawn randomly each Friday. To be eligible, simply comment on this post: https://www.facebook.com
To download a coupon for Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey, visit FosterFarms.com. For more healthy recipes and nutrition tips, check out the Diet & Nutrition section on Inspirations & Celebrations.