Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Recipe - stuffed zucchini

This has been a staple in our house for awhile, but I changed it up a bit this time to make it Advocare-friendly. I like it better this way! Yum!

5 zucchini
1 bell pepper
1 onion, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped 
2 cans of rotel
1lb ground turkey
1 package low sodium taco seasoning

1) put chopped onion and garlic in large pot on medium heat, sauté for a few minutes 
2) add ground turkey and brown
3) add 2 cans of rotel and simmer
4) while everything is simmering, slice zucchini length-wise and "gut" them (aka hollow out the zucchini with a knife and spoon), then chop the "guts" and add them to the mixture on the stove
5) I like to also take 1 of the zucchinis and slice it width-wise (like little circles, following? :)) and add it to the mixture (to make it healthier)
6) let it all simmer for a few minutes, then stuff the "gutted" squash and throw it on the grill for 15-20 minutes or so.

**This time to change things up, I also cut the top off the bell pepper (as you can see in the above picture), cleaned it out and stuffed it and grilled it- different taste, but still super healthy and yummy!

**Also to make the recipe healthier, I added a sprinkling of quinoa to the pot when it was simmering. Keep in mind it takes quinoa 15 minutes to spiral, so make sure you allow enough time for this to happen, or you'll end up with seeds in your meal- yuck!

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