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Best Italian Stuffed Turkey Zucchini Boats

Looking for clean eating recipes? You’ve come to the right place. This is a delicious dish you can add to your meal prep menu.

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Why you will love this dish:

It’s low carb, versatile for any meal plan and it’s packed with nutritious ingredients! Turkey stuffed zucchini boats are naturally gluten free and make great leftovers so you can enjoy a quick lunch the next day. Who says healthy has to be boring?!

Ingredients: Ground turkey, green bell pepper, white onion, parsley, marinara, spices, mozzarella cheese, zucchini

Preheat oven to 400


Over medium heat, add about a tablespoon of olive oil. When the pan is ready, add the green bell peppers and the diced onion. Let them cook for about 6-7 minutes or until they start to sweat their juices.

Add ground turkey


Break it up with a spatula or a wooden spoon. Season with some salt and pepper and it looks for 5 minutes. Then add in the seasonings and continue to the cook turkey until it is brown, (about 10 minutes. For ground turkey, you want to make sure it fully cooked to 165 degrees.

Pour in the marinara 


While the meat mixture is finishing, start on prepping the zucchini. Cut the whole zucchini in half, lengthwise. Then scrape out the insides of the zucchini halves.

Pour in the marinara 


Place the prepared zucchini boats inside the baking dish lined with parchment paper coated with non-stick cooking spray. Then add the turkey mixture to the boats. Place it in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Once they are done, add the cheese and place back in the oven for a couple of more minutes to melt the cheese.

Pro Tip: Do you have a food processor? To make dicing your bell pepper and onion a breeze, throw it in the food processor on “chop” mode for about 5-7 seconds and let it do all the chopping for you!

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  Meet Kristina!  She has overcame obesity and has kept it off for over 16 years. She loves to show others how to cook healthy and delicious meals in the kitchen.