Chinese Zucchini Noodle Bowls with Turkey Meatballs

Using a spiral slicer to turn zucchini into long, noodle strands is a fantastic way to enjoy comfort food without guilt. These Chinese Noodle bowls are filled with flavor, fiber and lots of tasty protein. Meals like this are exactly what you need to reach your fitness goals. This recipe is saved in the MFP database for your convenience. Just search, then copy & paste to your food diary. Servings: 6

Here’s what you need…Chinese Zucchini Noodle Bowls with Turkey Meatballs

For the MeatBalls

1 lb ground turkey (or ground pork loin)
1 teaspoon Chinese 5-Spice powder
Black pepper dash or to taste
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup almond flour
2 green onions, minced
2 teaspoons sesame oil
(note: Jennie-O Turkey Meatballs are the lowest calorie & sodium on the market in the pre made category)

For the Noodle Bowls

1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
4 baby bok choy, thinly sliced
3 cups Swanson low sodium chicken broth & 5 cups water mixed together (8 total)
2 Tablespoons coconut aminos
5 organic zucchini, peeled and run through a spiral slicer

For the MeatBalls

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet.
In a medium bowl combine all of the meatball ingredients. Mix well with your hands until all of the ingredients are evenly combined. Form golf ball sized balls and place on the wire rack. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until fully cooked.

For the Noodle Bowls

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In a large soup pot, place the sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the ginger, garlic, onions, and bell pepper. Cook for 4 minutes. Add the bok choy and cook for another 4 minutes. Add the broth and coconut aminos. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
Use a vegetable peeler to remove all of the green skin from the zucchini. Cut each zucchini in half, width-wise, and use a spiral slicer to create long, angel-hair noodles. Add the noodles and the cooked meatballs to the soup pot. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Serve in shallow bowls, drizzled with sesame oil and sprinkled with minced green onion. Happy #gymkitchen eating!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 205 calories, 14g carbohydrate, 7g fat, 24g protein, 420mg sodium, 7g sugar.

Chinese Zucchini Noodle Bowls with Turky Meatballs (OhFitnessLLC recipe)

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