Slash calories and fat from classic meatloaf with these clever tricks and ingredient swaps. Cover with foil and refrigerate 1-2 hours (or overnight), then bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 90 minutes. Add milk, eggs, & Worcestershire.

A good formula for substituting vegetables in a meatloaf is for every 1 1/2 pounds of ground meat you use, add 1/2 cup shredded, cooked vegetables or 1 cup raw vegetables and use 1 cup mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes instead of the grains.

Spray loaf pan with cooking spray; press mixture into pan, patting down firmly.

Healthy Meatloaf Recipe Packed with Veggies.

But those are far from the only — or the best — dishes to pair with this perennial protein. As an Amazon Associate as well as a member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases made through links on this site. If the kids need a little encouragement in the vegetable department, add cheese sauce over broccoli, cauliflower or asparagus, or set the vegetables next to a bowl of ranch dip. Add more bread crumbs if needed to make sure the mixture holds together. Traditional hot vegetables that go hand-in-hand with meatloaf include green beans, steamed baby carrots, peas and asparagus.

As for the herbs, use about 1/4 cup shredded herbs in total. Though tasty, the hearty combo of ground meat, onions, breadcrumbs, and a slathering of ketchup is typically packed with calories, saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar. It’s a nostalgic, feel-good comfort food that we either love—or love to hate. Typically, I’ll head straight for a pair of standbys: Mashed potatoes and steamed greens (broccoli or green beans). Blend well, then add bread crumbs and mix together. July 12, 2017 by Racquel Bregg 1 Comment.

And meatloaf’s long baking time means there’s plenty of time to get creative.