This Clean Eating Mexican Zpaghetti recipe is a fun way to lower your carb intake while still enjoying a night of Mexican flavors!
You guys know that I’m a big proponent of organic foods. Not just because of the lack of certain chemicals, but also because organics tend to taste better. This applies to meats as well as produce.
While not everyone can afford organics all the time (I know I can’t), there are certain foods that I do prefer to buy organic as often as possible, and one of those is ground turkey meat. It tends to be my go-to meat around here most nights of the week.
This post brought to you in collaboration with Foster Farms to celebrate Turkey Tuesday.
All opinions are my own.
I love ground turkey for many reasons, but mainly for it’s ease of use. I mean, there are so many recipes you can make with a pound of ground turkey! And lets face it, it can be a leaner, healthier and generally smarter choice than many popular meats on the market.
We make a lot of choices about our health every day and the food we put in our bodies is a major part of that. We all want to make smart, balanced, healthy choices to take better care of ourselves and our families.
Here in California, there is a large focus on mindful eating and on living a healthy lifestyle. Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey reflects this lifestyle: it is locally grown in California’s Central Valley with no antibiotics ever and is raised free-range on organic land with an organic vegetarian diet. In fact, it is the only California-grown, organic, fresh ground turkey. It’s 100% natural with no added hormones or steroids.
So today, I wanted to share a recipe that not only celebrates fresh, nutritious produce, but also a lean source of protein that is packed with flavor and a perfectly clean and healthy addition to your dinner table.
Because you are using an entire jar of salsa for this, I highly recommend using a milder salsa. The heat in this dish can really get kicked up a few notches otherwise.
Also, I used the vegetables raw simply because I prefer them that way. But you could certainly blanch the zucchini pasta if you like and sauté the other veggies with the meat and spices. It’s totally up to you. I do encourage you to try the veggies raw though. Not only is it highly nutritious, but it adds a depth of flavor that cooked veggies can’t offer in this particular dish. It’s really delicious with just the tiniest bit of crunch to it. Give it a try!
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CLEAN EATING MEXICAN ZPAGHETTI RECIPE:
A delicious, low carb meal for Mexican food lovers!
- 1 lb. Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey
- 2 tbsp. oil (I used olive oil)
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. onion powder
- 1 tbsp. ground cumin
- 1 tbsp. chili powder
- 2 tsp. ground turmeric
- 1 large tomato (chopped)
- 1/2 large yellow onion (chopped)
- 4 medium zucchini (put through a zoodler)
- 1 (12 oz.) jar your favorite, clean salsa
- cilantro (fresh, chopped, optional for garnish)
In a large skillet, brown the turkey in the oil. When it's mostly cooked, stir in the spices.
When it's finished cooking, remove from heat and stir in the chopped tomato, onion and salsa.
Place some zoodles in a bowl, top with sauce and enjoy!
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.