This nutritious pasta alternative can be a light and delightful choice for those living with MG.
What’s better than a healthy meal alternative that’s still delicious? This zucchini noodle dish may be just what you’re looking for if you’re craving pasta but want to save some calories. Lindsay, who lives with myasthenia gravis (MG), searched for pasta substitutes that could help her control weight gain after her MG diagnosis—and she was thrilled to find this recipe.
In addition to having fewer calories, zoodles with turkey meatballs may be easier for those with MG to chew. As you think about ways to help manage MG, like exploring treatment options, you also may want to explore MG-friendly recipes to support a key part of your daily life—eating! There are many meal options to help the MG community stay health-conscious, like these MG-friendly smoothies or this rosemary tuna.
Another benefit of the zoodles recipe, according to Lindsay, is that it’s conducive to meal prepping ahead of time when energy levels may be higher.
Intrigued? Keep reading to see how simple and tasty this recipe is.
You can prepare zoodles at the beginning of the week when you’re meal prepping, or when you feel the strongest.
- 3 zucchini or 4 handfuls of premade zucchini noodles
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- Everything bagel seasoning
- ½ cup of your favorite tomato sauce
- 8 small turkey meatballs
- 4 Tbsp grated Parmesan
Tips and Tools: You’ll need a zucchini spiralizer, or you can buy premade zucchini noodles and minced garlic to make the meal prep a snap.
Zoodles with Turkey Meatballs Recipe
- With a spiralizer, spiralize 3 zucchini (have a loved one assist you if needed); store fresh zucchini noodles in the refrigerator.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and add garlic.
- When the garlic is fragrant (30 seconds to 1 minute), add prepped zucchini noodles. Sprinkle on everything bagel seasoning and stir. Continue cooking over medium heat until desired consistency is achieved (about 10 minutes for a soft texture).
- Heat the tomato sauce and meatballs while the zucchini noodles are cooking.
- Then, plate the cooked zucchini noodles and top with heated tomato sauce, meatballs (heated according to package directions), and cheese, as desired.
Please consult your healthcare team for which recipes are best for your dietary needs, whether any modifications would be appropriate, and consider any allergies or dietary restrictions before making these recipes.