- 2 medium zucchini, spiralized to equal 2 C.
- 1 C. fresh tomatoes, diced
- 2 T. green onion, chopped
- 4 oz. ground turkey (vegetarians can sub 2 add’l whole eggs + 1 egg white)
- 6 large eggs
- 1/3 C. + 3 T. Liquid egg white substitute (I use Better ‘n Eggs brand)
- 4 tsp. coconut oil (or olive oil, or grapeseed oil)
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- ½ tsp. black pepper, less or more to taste
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a small frying pan, brown the ground turkey; drain any fat or moisture.
- Meanwhile, spiralize the zucchini squash into zucchini noodles, dice tomatoes and chop green onion.
- Spray a 10” x 10” glass casserole dish with cooking spray. If using the coconut oil, melt it in the casserole dish by microwaving about 20-30 seconds, if using the other oils do not heat just place in casserole dish.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and egg white substitute with the salt, pepper and nutmeg until blended.
- Add the egg mixture to the casserole dish and blend with the oil.
- Add the raw zucchini noodles, tomatoes, green onion and cooked turkey to the dish and toss gently using tongs (or clean hands) until the “zoodles” are well coated and incorporated with the eggs. Distribute ingredients equally in casserole so it cooks evenly.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until eggs are set and edges are golden brown.
TIP: I like to use coconut oil in this dish, it lends a similar texture as if using butter. Some clinics allow coconut oil on occasion as many members use it for the nutritional value. Please ask your coach or clinic for information on this or use the other oil options. For vegetarians, add an additional 2 whole eggs + 1 egg white to get your protein and add 1 more cup of veggies of choice in place of the turkey, sautéed sliced baby bella mushrooms would be great.
SERVINGS: 2 – 8oz lean meat + 3 C. veggies; this is a double recipe. You will eat ½ of egg bake to equal 1 – 8oz portion lean meat and 1 ½ C. veggies – for additional veggies to equal 2 cups I recommend topping with sautéed mushrooms. Do not put them in the egg batter as it will be too crowded and egg dish will be dry.
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