Ground Turkey and Spaghetti Squash Curry

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247 CALORIES 17g CARBS 7g FAT 29g PROTEIN
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Looking for a low calorie dinner? This easy skillet ground turkey and spaghetti squash green curry is the perfect option. With only 234 calories and 5 PointsPlus® per serving; it is healthy, low carb, and comes together in under 20 minutes. Most importantly, it is packed with flavor from the combination of green curry paste, coconut milk, ginger, and lime. Personally I like to pack in the curry flavor using about 4 tablespoons in the recipe but you can adjust to make it as spicy as you like. Usually I make some brown rice to serve on the side for the bigger eaters in the family, but I am content with this recipe all on its own.
The Recipe
Ground Turkey and Spaghetti Squash Curry

Ground Turkey and Spaghetti Squash Curry

PREP TIME: 1 Hours
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 1 Hours, 15 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 4 cups spaghetti squash
  • 1 lb. 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups zucchini, chopped
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 3 tbsp. green curry paste
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 U Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup canned lite coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar (leave out for Whole® , Paleo, etc.)

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Instructions

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1

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Season with salt and black pepper. Bake for about 1 hour on a baking sheet with the cut side down. 
To microwave cut the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds. Place on a microwave safe dish and cover. Microwave 8-9 minutes or until soft. Scrape out all the flesh. Set aside.

2

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the turkey and brown until no longer pink.

3

Add the onion and garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the onion is fragrant. Season with salt and pepper.

4

Meanwhile stir together the curry paste, ginger, lime juice, coconut milk, and brown sugar/Stevia if using.

5

Add to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until zucchini is tender. Stir in spaghetti squash and/or serve over spaghetti squash.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.5 cups (434g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247
Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 4g
19%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 62mg
21%
Sodium 377mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 10g
Protein 29g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Notes

For lower carb use Stevia instead of brown sugar. Honey, maple syrup, agave, and coconut sugar also work.
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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