1 (14-ounce) can low-sodium or no salt added sliced carrots
1 (14.4-ounce) bag frozen pepper stir-fry (onions and peppers), thawed
1 medium zucchini, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic from jar or 4 garlic cloves, minced
2 (28-ounce) cans no-salt added or low-sodium crushed tomatoes
2 teaspoons salt-free dried Italian spice blend
Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs
1 pound extra lean (95% lean)or 99% fat free ground turkey breast
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup multigrain cereal flakes, crushed
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes (optional)
1 pound whole wheat spaghetti
Cooking Tips: There are several kid-friendly kid steps in this recipe. Kids can help mash the carrots, crush the cereal in a sealed plastic bag, and use clean hands to form the meatballs.
Keep it Healthy: Make sure to compare sodium levels in several brands of canned vegetables and choose the product with the least amount of sodium you can find in your store.
Grocery Tip: Products simply labeled “ground turkey” will likely also include the skin, which elevates fat and calorie levels greatly. Make sure to purchase “ground turkey breast” which includes only the lean breast meat.
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