Meatloaf is a favourite with kids and adults alike, and when cooked at home can be included in your healthy eating plan when you’re trying to lose pregnancy weight.
This mildly-flavoured, tasty meatloaf recipe creates a great budget-friendly meal that is simple to make after a busy day. 
With a twist on the traditional meatloaf, this version is made with lean chicken mince instead of beef. Choose to serve with mashed sweet potato, steamed greens or a side salad.


  • 500 grams lean chicken mince
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 white onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary 
  • 100 grams reduced-fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
  • Cracked pepper

Optional Extras:

  • Use turkey or lean pork mince instead of chicken mince
  • Replace the rosemary with thyme or oregano
  • Add a can of corn or a grated carrot to the meat mix


  • Preheat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius and spray a little olive oil cooking spray into a loaf pan.
  • In a bowl, combine the chicken mince, garlic, mustard, onion, paprika, egg, three quarters of the cheese and cracked pepper.
  • Mix to combine and then spoon into your greased pan. With your hands, push the mince mixture into the pan so it is compacted tightly and smooth and even on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is browned.  
  • Remove from the oven and cover the top with the tomato paste, the remainder of the cheese and the rosemary.
  • Bake for a further 10-15 minutes  minutes, until cooked through and browned on top. 
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving with your favourite healthy side dish like steamed green vegetables or salad.

Serves: 4. Calories per serve: 275 

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