Serves 4 / Serving Size: 2 slices

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground skinless extra-lean turkey breast
  • 5/6 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce, divided use
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 medium rib of celery, diced
  • 1/2 medium red or green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup finely crushed fat-free, unsalted whole-grain crackers
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly spray a broiler pan and rack or a roasting pan and baking rack with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, using your hands or a spoon, combine the turkey, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, the onion, celery, bell pepper, cracker crumbs, egg, vinegar, thyme, salt and pepper. Shape into a loaf about 8-1/4 x 4-1/2 x 2-1/4 inches. Transfer it onto the rack in the pan. Bake for 55 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the remaining 1/3 cup tomato sauce and the honey. Spread over the top of the turkey loaf.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the loaf is cooked through and the topping is hot. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting it into slices.

Calories 220, calories from fat 30, total fat 3 g, saturated fat 1 g, trans fat 0 g, polyunsaturated fat 1 g, monounsaturated fat 1 g, cholesterol 110 mg, sodium 260 mg, potassium 620 mg, total carbohydrate 18 g, dietary fiber 1 g, sugars 6 g, protein 30 g, phosphorus 320 mg. Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate, 4 lean meat.

– from the book, “Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook”, 2nd edition. From the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

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