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Monday, February 24, 2014

Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini & Spinach

Yummy lunch today:  Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini & Spinach.  This is one of my favorite meals because it is filling and hearty, but also low calorie and jam-packed with veggies!  It feels like you are enjoying a big bowl of pasta, but without actually eating any pasta - I love it!

And it is super easy to throw together:

Heat 1 serving of Turkey Meatballs in 1 cup your favorite Marinara.  I like Trader Joe's frozen Turkey Meatballs and Organic No Salt Added Marinara.  Then add 1 cup grated Zucchini and 2 packed cups fresh Baby Spinach.  Once the Spinach is wilted, you can plate it and give a little sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese and it's ready to enjoy!

Grated Zucchini is so easy to throw into all sorts of meals to increase Fiber and Vitamins, while keeping calories low.  Among other benefits, it can boost immunity, a great thing this time of year.  So I like to grate a few Zucchini at the start of the week and just keep it handy in a Pyrex in the fridge so it's always ready to be added to Chili's, Omelets, Soups/ Stews, Muffins, Dips etc.

For more info about the benefits of eating Zucchini, check this out:Is Zucchini good for you?