I stole this recipe :0 but it’s ok because she's my sister. This is a fun and simple dinner to make, great quality protein (& you can change the amounts to fit your goals) A really fun way to add in a veggie if you or your kids are not too keen on eating them.
4 Organic Zucchinis
1 lbs Extra Lean Ground Turkey
2 Sweet Potatoes/ Yams chunky chopped
1 Portobello Mushroom top
2-3 Persian Cucumbers finely chopped
3-4 Fresh Garlic cloves
2 tsp Fresh chopped rosemary
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Cumin
1 tbsp Soy Paste
Chives for garnish
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First things first. Preheat your oven to 425 deg. Chop each zucchini in half, using a spoon, spoon out the seeds making little boats. Place boats on a baking sheet or roasting pan, drizzle boats with about 2 tbsp olive oil (again a flavored olive oil is perfect). Add a dash of salt and some pepper and using your hands dive in and make sure each boat is evenly coated. Pop ‘em in the oven for about 30 min.
Heat a small skillet with olive or coconut oil over med heat. Peel sweet potatoes and chop into small chunks, not too big, not too small. Place in the skillet and let cook through enough to put a fork easily through, about 25 min. (Might have to lower heat and keep an eye on the spuds, they like to burn).
*Quick tip: if rushed for time, take the potato with skin, using a knife poke holes in the spud, and put in the microwave for about 4 min. Take out (it will be hot) and peel the skin off and chop. Vuala!
Heat a skillet over med heat, add coconut or olive oil, let warm up. Pop in the garlic and rosemary to let the flavors heat up and combine, add in all the turkey meat. Using a spatula, break up and mix the turkey meat in the skillet, incorporating the rosemary and garlic and getting even chunks of turkey meat. Season well with salt and pepper. Add some Thyme for that woodsy sort of taste and some cumin for some smoked flavor. I then added Soy Paste (Which can be hard to find) Feel free to use a soy sauce or other tasty sauce that you enjoy, maybe a bbq sauce or teriyaki. Slice portabello mushroom into small chunks and add to turkey meat. Once turkey meat is cooked through, you might want to add spinach to maybe even some precooked brown rice or quinoa.
Once everything is looking and smelling good, add sweat potatoes to the turkey mixture and just incorporate all flavors, add another dash of salt and pepper. Once Zucchini boats are done, remove from oven and plate. Spoon in heaping, or light, portions of turkey into the boats. I like to let it overflow. Once done feel free to not use utensils, (Nobody will judge you!) and drive that boat in for a tasty bite. Enjoy!
*If your vegetarian or soy free, I have an even easier way to make these happen!