Turkey stuffed zucchini boats are zucchini halves, filled with lean turkey and healthy vegetables, then topped with feta cheese for a salty bite of goodness. Even kids love this veggie filled, protein packed meal! It’s low carb, gluten free, and can be easily be adapted to a meatless meal for vegetarians and vegans.
Today’s recipe is one that I make so often, I almost didn’t post it, thinking it may be too boring to share. Then I smacked myself and realized that I’m not writing these recipes for me, I’m writing them for you, and maybe you haven’t seen the healthy goodness in these turkey stuffed zucchini boats.
So hey, Becca… share the incredible recipe with your friends!
Prepping the zucchini
Wash your zucchini and slice them in half lengthwise. Then use a melon baller or spoon to remove the seeds and enough of the pulp that you’ll be able to stuff some turkey and veggies in there.
The best part about these stuffed zucchini boats is the versatility and adaptability. If you’re not into ground turkey, you can use any type of meat you want, from chicken or beef to lamb or venison. If you’re a vegetarian, simply omit the meat and just stuff the boats to the gills with healthy veggies. If you’re a vegan, omit the cheese. See what I mean? It’s so easy to please!
For the veggie portion of the mixture, I took advantage of some great ones from my weekly organic produce delivery, including organic mushrooms, red bell pepper, zucchini, and yellow onion. Just try to cut everything up into somewhat equal sized pieces so that it all cooks evenly. I use heart healthy grapeseed oil, but of course, you can saute in any type of oil that you want. Butter or bacon grease would be delightfully awesome choices, too, but a little higher in calories, fat, and cholesterol.
Are you ready to ride down the river in these turkey stuffed zucchini boats?
Come on… let’s feed your stomach!
Oh, and when you’re finished making these, don’t forget to grab a dessert recipe from my recipe index. I think my sugar-free chocolate peanut butter pudding parfait or chocolate strawberry fool would be perfect options for dessert.
If you decide to make this recipe, please come back and leave me a comment to let me know what you thought of it!