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Spiralized Zucchini Noodles …with everything!

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I purchased a $10 spiralizer online with many doubts…. would it

work? Will I like zucchini “noodles”? Will I really be fooled into thinking I am eating pasta? Well, the results are in, and I am now OBSESSED with my spiralizer and ZOODLES!!!

 

I typically spiralize 3-4 small/medium zucchini. I initially went and

Premium Slicer
Premium Slicer

bought the biggest fattest zucchini I could find, thinking they would make more zoodles quicker, but I figured out fast that I’d then have to trim down the girth of the zucchini to fit in this tiny spiralizer. Don’t make that mistake like me. Anyways, wash your zucchini and spiralize away! Within minutes you will have a healthy bowl of zoodles to toss in pesto, alfredo, marinara, etc!zoodle

 

Toss the zoodles in a frying pan with pesto on medium/high heat for a few minutes. Once zoodles are coated in pesto and heated up you’re ready to eat! (Literally, just minutes!) We like to add ground turkey & parmesan on top, or my favorite combo, a side of steak! Yum!!! (The pesto recipe is posted in a previous post!)

Turkey burger pesto zoodles
Turkey burger pesto zoodles

Also makes for great cold salads with some spiralized carrot and anything else your little heart desires!

Crock Pot Turkey Quinoa Sweet Potato Chili

IMG_0408This is a delicious spin on chili! It’s rich, a little sweet, and super flavorful. This is a great dish to make and enjoy effortlessly all week long. It also satisfies that comfort food craving.

Ingredients:

  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth (plus extra for reheating)
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • Small can diced tomatoes (optional)
  • 15 oz can baked beans (I like sweet baked beans)
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 large sweet potato (about 1lb,) peeled and chopped small
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes

Toppings: shredded cheese, onion, avocado etc.

Add ground turkey and onion to a large skillet over medium-high IMG_0411heat. Season liberally with salt and pepper then cook until no longer pink, breaking turkey up as it cooks. Add garlic and cook a little longer, then put in a 6 quart crock pot. Add remaining ingredients, except toppings, into crock pot then cook on high for 3 hours, or low for 5-6 hours, or until sweet potatoes are tender. Serve with toppings. You can add more chicken broth when reheating.

Original Recipe: Here