Diet-friendly Dinner

Food, Hometown Cooking
on January 7, 2007

Did you resolve to eat more healthful meals in 2007? If so, this week’s recipes, from American Profile’s sister publication Relish, will help you get started.

Meatloaf is an all-time favorite, especially during the winter months when people like hearty fare. Preparing the dish with ground turkey breast rather than ground beef reduces fat calories considerably. The Turkey Meatloaf recipe, created by food writer Jean Kressy of Ashburnam, Mass., is packed not only with protein, but also with the healthful nutrients of spinach.

Serve the meatloaf with Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts, created by food writer Crescent Dragonwagon of Saxtons River, Vt., for a real nutrition and flavor kick. Available fresh year-round, each of these little cabbage-like morsels is loaded with vitamins A, C and K, plus a hefty dose of fiber.