Slow Cooker Turkey Over Zucchini Fettucine

Making fettucine out of fresh zucchini dramatically cuts down on the carbs and calories in your dinner, while increasing the fiber content. Imagine what an impact this simple food trick could have on your fitness results if you always chose zucchini noodles over traditional noodles.

Slow Cooker Turkey over Zucchini Fettucine
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 6 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 onion, chopped
  4. 1 fennel bulb, chopped
  5. 4 carrots, sliced
  6. 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  7. 1/4 cup chopped olives
  8. 2 (450g) cans diced tomatoes
  9. 1 (450g) can tomato pasta sauce
  10. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  11. 1/2 cup dry red wine
  12. 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  13. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  14. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  15. 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  16. 500g ground turkey
  17. 6 zucchinis
  18. 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, place the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, onions and fennel. Cook for 5 minutes, until soft.
  2. Add the carrots, cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Coat the inside of your slow cooker with olive oil. Add the cooked veggies, mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, tomato pasta sauce, tomato paste, wine and the seasonings. Mix well. Add the turkey on top of the veggie mixture, breaking it into chunks. Lightly press the turkey down into the sauce, but be careful not to break up the chunks. Cook on low heat for 7 hours.
  4. Wash the zucchini, use a vegetable peeler to create long, flat strips. Stop when you get to the seedy middle part of the zucchini. Plate the zucchini noodles and top with warm turkey spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Notes
  1. Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 276 calories.
  2. 8g fat, 383mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, and 21g protein
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About the Author: I am a working mother of 2 young kiddies. I work as a qualified personal trainer and I love what I do. I am trying to bring my children up with a healthy lifestyle and a healthy balance of all life's aspects. My passion is to help mothers realise that choosing to be a healthy active mum is not as daunting as it may seem, its just about finding that balance in ALL areas of life.

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