Meatloaf is a classic suppertime meal. But using fattier cuts of ground beef (less than 95% beef, 5% fat) can really undercut your health and fitness goals. One loaf may have a density of over 3,500 calories, 250 grams of fat and 3,000 milligrams of sodium.
Knead your way toward a slimmer version. To trim the fat, select a leaner cut of beef or ground turkey breast — saving about 70 calories and nine grams of fat. Plus, using egg whites (instead of whole eggs) cuts out over seven grams of fat, 215 milligrams of cholesterol and 60 calories, and increases protein by three grams. Use two egg whites for every one egg. Also, to help offset the drier lean meat, mix in sliced vegetables (like mushrooms) or low-fat milk.