Turkey Meatloaf with Nuts and Seeds. The combination of raw nuts and ground turkey adds a pleasant crunch and nutty flavor to this lofty protein meal. Turkey’s impressive source of protein extends far beyond holiday celebrations. When turkey leftovers are available, consider this flavorsome alternative to switching it up.
Turkey meat is a great source of protein and compared to other meat products, it is lower in saturated fat making it a good choice to help lower cholesterol and maintaining insulin levels. Turkey contains the amino acid tryptophan, which helps your body to make serotonin leading to reduced anxiety, mood regulation, better sleep and reduced appetite. Other essential nutrients include iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorous. It is also a source of vitamin B6 and niacin, which aid in energy production. It also contains selenium, which is vital for thyroid hormone metabolism, boosts immunity and acts as an antioxidant.
Be creative and add any combination of raw nuts such as walnuts or pine nuts for that added crunch.
Serve this delicious turkey meatloaf with a kale salad and steamed vegetables for a wholesome meal!
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