Turkey Zucchini Boats {Low Calorie & Low Carb Recipe}

I have been sharing my weightloss journey randomly over on Instagram. I have lost 70 pounds through calorie deficit and a regular exercise routine. But I get bored with my recipes and want to try different things. I am always on the hunt for low carb, low calorie, high protein recipes that are easy to make. What's crazy about this recipe is that I made a similar version before but didn't care for it. This time, I have made the right adjustments because it was so delicious. The kiddos weren't fans, but they liked the filling, so I paired it with some protein pasta, and they were big fans.

Turkey Zucchini Boats {Low Calorie & Low Carb Recipe}

How to Make Turkey Zucchini Boats:

What To Do:
4 medium zucchinis
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups marinara sauce
3/4 cup shredded feta cheese
cooking spray

What To Do:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a large Pyrex baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise, then trim off the stem ends. Use a spoon or ice cream scoop to carefully scoop the flesh out of the zucchinis.
3. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper over the zucchini shells. Arrange the zucchini in the baking dish.
4. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add minced garlic. Add the ground turkey and cook for 4-5 minutes, breaking up the meat with a spatula. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Pour the marinara sauce into the pan and bring to a simmer; cook for 5 minutes.
6. Spoon the meat mixture evenly into the zucchini shells, then top with the cheese.
7. Bake for 25 minutes, or until zucchini is tender and cheese is melted and golden brown.

Have you ever tried zucchini boats before?


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