November 15, 2014

Taco Zucchini Boats

I love tacos! They're simple and delicious, but its so easy to eat 2-3 for one meal, and that really adds up. This is my recipe for taco zucchini boats. Just as delicious without all the guilt. Substitute in your favorite salsas and toppings to make them your own!

Here's what you'll need:
  • 6 Large Zucchini $4.32
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey $5.00
  • 1 Yellow Onion $0.63
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper $1.00
  • 1 cup Salsa $1.50
  • 2 Tomatoes $2.63

Serving Size: 2 Zucchini Boats
Total Servings: 6
Price Per Serving: $2.51
Nutrition (per serving):
      Calories: 168
      Carbs:  13g
      Fat:  2g
      Protein:  17g

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Start off by heating a pot or large skillet over medium high heat, then add in your turkey and cook until its done. Then set it aside and put your pot back on the heat.

Dice your onion and bell pepper, and then add to the pot. Cook over medium high heat for about 10 minutes until the onions and peppers have softened.

Add your cooked turkey back to the pot and then stir in your salsa. Use whatever kind of salsa you want, its completely up to you! Reduce the heat to medium low and let cook for an additional 10 minutes.

While that's cooking, go ahead and get your zucchini ready. Slice each one in half, and then using a melon baller or spoon, scoop out the insides so you have a place to put the turkey. Save the insides of the zucchini to add to a pot of chili or soup! Lastly, drop the zucchini in a pot of boiling water for 1-2 minutes.

Carefully remove the zucchini from the water and place face up in a baking dish. Fill each zucchini with filling. If you want, you can top with some shredded cheese, but this is optional. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.

While the zucchini is in the oven, go ahead and dice up your tomatoes, and any other toppings you might want to add, like green onions or cilantro!

Take the zucchini out of the oven, top with your desired toppings, and serve! I had some black beans on the side. Delicious! 

Happy Cooking!

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