Paula Deen's basic meatloaf recipe is very healthy. Its large portions yield 364 calories, 19 grams of total fat, and 7 grams of saturated fat. It has 26 grams of protein and 22 grams of carbohydrates. It also contains 12 grams of sugar.
Deen's basic meatloaf recipe is healthy even for those on strict diets. To be considered carb-friendly, a food must have 30 grams or fewer of carbohydrates. The American Heart Association considers 11 to 13 grams of saturated fat an acceptable daily amount for those requiring heart healthy diets; this recipe falls within that range.
To make this recipe, mix together 1 pound of ground beef, 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper and an egg. Chop 1/4 cup each of onions and bell peppers. Add them to the mixture, as well as 8 ounces of canned diced tomatoes, complete with the juice, and 1/4 cup of oatmeal. Combine the ingredients, and move them into a greased baking pan. Mold the mixture into the shape of a loaf.
Mix 1/3 cup of ketchup, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of mustard, and whisk until combined. Brush on top of the loaf. Bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. This recipe yields four servings.