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Ground Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Ground Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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Ground Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats by Coach Chris

One of my favorite dinner recipe’s is zucchini boats. It’s a simple and delicious way to eat clean and help “meat” your diet and weight loss goals. This is also a recipe that I have eaten as leftovers for lunch the next day and it still tasted great. The recipe is:

4 medium zucchini (about 2 lbs.)

1 lb. ground turkey

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 onion, chopped

1/2 green pepper, chopped

1/2 cup reserved zucchini ‘meat’ from the center of zucchini

1 tbsp. Italian seasoning

1 cup strained tomatoes

1/2 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

What you do is bring a large pot of water to a boil and pre-heat oven to 350.

Slice zucchini in half, length wise, and use a spoon (or melon baller) to scoop out the center leaving about 1/4 inch zucchini shell all around. Brown turkey in a large skillet over medium-high heat, using a wooden spoon or spatula to break the meat into smaller pieces.  Add garlic, onion, green peppers, zucchini meat, italian seasoning, strained tomatoes, sat, and pepper.  Simmer for about 15 minutes or until the veggies are tender and all the flavors have come together. Place zucchini halves in a baking dish and fill each zucchini boat with about 1/2 cup filling.  Top each turkey stuffed zucchini boat with 1 tbsp mozzarella cheese.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 min.

You can always exclude the cheese portion and whether you will be adding it or not I would go light on how much you put on. The dietary facts, including the cheese, are:

Calories= 140  

Total Fat 6.1g; Saturated Fat 2.2g; Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 49mg

Sodium 96mg

Carbohydrate 7.5g

Dietary Fiber 1.6g

Sugars 3.8g

Protein 13.2g

If you want more information regarding this recipe you can visit http://cleananddelicious.com/2014/08/12/turkey-stuffed-zucchini-boats-video/. They even have a video you can watch to help guide you through the process. If you have any additional nutrition questions you can reach out to Thomas Madden or myself and we can help guide you.