Zucchini Boats

Spring is just a few days away according to the calendar and my scale.  It’s time to eat a little healthier and lose some of that hibernation weight. So, last night I thumbed through a cookbook, and found a recipe that looked damn good, and simple to make.

3 medium zucchini                                                                    

1 lb ground turkey

1 small onion                                                                                                                   

1 cup of raw cheese

2 tablespoons of tomato paste

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms

1/2 cup sweet red peppers (chopped)

1/2 cup green peppers (chopped)

Trim the ends of the zucchini and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the pulp leaving a 1/2 inch shell. In a skillet brown the ground turkey. In a bowl mix the peppers, mushrooms, onion, tomato paste, sea salt,and pepper. After the turkey is browned, mix it in with the previous mixture (make sure any grease from turkey is blotted away first).

Place zucchini shells in a 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Spoon the above mixture into shells (be as generous as you want). Sprinkle  the top with the shredded cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

(Side note, I personally like it with sweet red, yellow, and orange peppers. The best cheese so far has been Monterey jack or mozzarella.  The turkey can be switched out for ground beef or ground italian sauage meat, but we’re trying to stay healthy right?)

This recipe should feed a family of  four, but always take into consideration how much your family eats. If you’re single, you always have something for lunch the next day. ENJOY!

Jeff Miller

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3 thoughts on “Zucchini Boats

  1. I LOVE this idea, Jeff! Can’t wait to make it at home. Seems like it’s just comfort-foodie enough to satisfy, but light enough to leave you feeling good. Awesome- thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Sounds good I think I have to make it …I like zucchini, turkey meat, peppers,mushrooms, low in calories how can I go wrong. Thanks ….

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