Everyone knows Jared Fogle from his famous Subway commercials. Jared became a star as the average joe who lost 240 pounds on his Subway diet plan. It was one of the most successful marketing campaigns that Subway every had. As the story goes Jared weighed 420 pounds when he was eating at Subway and noticed a brochure on nutritional information and decided to lower his calorie intake and eat there everyday.
At his top weight Jared estimated that he ate a whopping 10,000 calories a day. When his first commercial hit the airways Subway proudly promoted his story but gave the regular disclaimer that this may not work for you and see your doctor before starting any weight loss program. What started as a regional campaign quickly turned national. After Jared went on a nation wide educational program and when Subway dropped him in 2005, sales went down 10% forcing them to bring him back.
So is Jared still on the Subway diet plan? well no he only stayed on it for about a year but he still eats at Subway as part of a balanced diet and has also maintained his weight. Since his weight loss Jared became a author, got married and still makes personal appearances for Subway at new locations around the United States.
Critics often claim Jared's Subway diet plan lacks protein, regardless it was a pretty amazing amount of weight to lose in a short time but his walking program probably played as big a part if not bigger than his Subway diet plan.
Meatloaf isn’t always made with the traditional ground beef, it can also be made with low fat ground turkey meat, which cuts down on the calories and the fat. Ground turkey is very versatile and blends well with a variety of spices and vegetables.
This particular turkey meatloaf is packed with onions, mushrooms, broccoli, carrots and green peppers. It’s held together with quick cooking oats and includes seasonings like garlic, poultry seasoning and soy sauce. This loaf can be the centerpiece of any hearty meal.
Here’s how to make this meatloaf:
1 cup of diced yellow onion, 4 ounces of mushrooms that have been chopped, 1 cup of diced broccoli florets, 1/2 cup of diced green bell pepper, 1 cup of grated carrots, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley, 1 garlic clove that’s been minced, 1-1/4 pounds of ground turkey, 3/4 cup of quick cooking oats, 1/4 cup of ketchup, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 large egg, lightly beaten, 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper and 1 cup of canned cranberry sauce, drained and sitting at room temperature.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
In a medium saucepan, cook, over medium heat, the onions, mushrooms, broccoli, bell pepper and the carrots in salted water. Bring to a boil and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Drain the water from the pan. Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl.
In a large bowl, combine the cooked vegetables, parsley, garlic, ground turkey, quick cooking oats, ketchup, soy sauce, egg, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.
Place the meatloaf mixture into the prepared pan and press down gently. Bake for 1 hour or until the loaf is nice and firm, and a light brown color. Remove from oven and let it sit for up to 10 minutes.
Transfer the meatloaf to a serving platter and serve with the cranberry sauce.