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Calories in Turkey Meatloaf

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author image Ramona French
Ramona French owned a massage school and taught massage for 28 years. In that time she wrote textbooks on Swedish, acupressure, deep tissue and lymph drainage massage. She is the author of "Introduction to Lymph Drainage Massage" and "Milady's Guide to Lymph Drainage Massage." Her book, "The Complete Guide to Lymph Drainage Massage," published by Milady, was released in October 2011.
Calories in Turkey Meatloaf
Turkey meatloaf is low in fat. Photo Credit ITStock Free/Polka Dot/Getty Images

Turkey meatloaf is easy to prepare, lean and healthy. It provides protein as well as vitamin B6, selenium and niacin, without the fat of red meat. There are a variety of ways to prepare ground turkey, besides meatloaf, so you will find it easy to add to your diet.

Calories in Ground Turkey

Fat-free ground turkey has 112 calories and 24 g of protein per 100 g, or about 3.5 oz., while 85 percent lean ground turkey has 180 calories, 17 g of protein and 12.5 g of fat. Lean ground turkey, with 7 percent fat, has 150 calories per 100 g, 19 g of protein and 8 g of fat.

Calories in Turkey Meatloaf

A typical meatloaf recipe, made with lean ground turkey, calls for 3 cups of onions, 2 tbsp. of oil, 1/3 cup of Worcestershire sauce, 3/4 cup of chicken stock, 1.5 tsp. of tomato paste, 5 lbs. of ground turkey breast, 1.5 cups of bread crumbs, three eggs and 3/4 cup of ketchup. The recipe makes 15 servings, about 3 oz. per serving, and each serving has 360 calories, 17 g of fat, 594 mg of sodium and 33 g of protein.

Considerations

Lean ground turkey can be dry, so recipes for turkey meatloaf or turkey burgers often call for broth, eggs, tomato sauce or other liquids as well as bread crumbs to keep the meat moist. To keep the calorie count as low as possible, avoid using oils or eggs.

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