Spinach contains folic acid, which helps in maintaining the physical and mental health to produce optimum levels of serotonin. Here is a great recipe to get in spinach and the family will love it. More than any other vegetables, dark leafy greens pack in more vitamins and minerals and fewer calories than any other vegetables. Eating dark leafy greens will not only help you feel better, they also help with digestion, clear your skin, detoxify your body and help you loose weight.

Spinach & Mozzarella Meatloaf

1 1/2 lbs. lean ground turkey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. oat bran
3 tsp. coconut oil
1 c. onion, chopped
2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 c. red pepper, chopped
1/2 c. green bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp. Jalapeno peppers, chopped fine (optional)
1 – 1 1/4 c. tomato sauce
1 1/2 tsp. basil
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic powder or garlic salt
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. pepper
10-12 cups fresh spinach (or 1 package frozen)
2 1/2 c. Mozzarella cheese

In a mixing bowl combine turkey, egg and oat bran. Set aside. In a large skillet, saute onion, garlic and peppers in 2 tsp. coconut oil until onion and peppers are softened. Add tomato sauce and spices and cook until mixture simmers. Remove from pan and add to turkey mixture. In saucepan, heat 1 tsp. coconut oil and add spinach, stirring occasionally until cooked. Remove from heat and chop spinach. Place half of meat mixture in a loaf pan, then top with spinach and 2 cups cheese. Cover with remaining meat mixture. Drizzle additional tomato sauce over top, if desired. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Sprinkle with additional mozzarella cheese and return to oven until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes, then slice and serve.


1 Comment

  1. Ishmari on January 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Carol, I loved this meatloaf. I made it, did not put oat bran because I did not have it and just added an extra egg.  I took it to work and shared with my co-workers and they loved it. I even left the recipe for those who wanted and make for their families and friends.