Zucchini Noodle Bowls with Chicken Sausage & Pesto

Zucchini Noodle Bowls with Chicken Sausage & Pesto

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From: EatingWell.com, January 2019

Cut down on prep time for this meal-prep zoodle recipe by using premade zucchini noodles from the produce section. Canned beans and precooked chicken sausage heat in about 5 minutes and add protein, while store-bought refrigerated pesto serves as a fast and flavorful topping.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 ounces cooked Italian chicken sausage links (about 2), sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 pound zucchini noodles
  • 1 (14 ounce) can no-salt-added cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, rinsed and sliced
  • ½ cup refrigerated pesto

Preparation

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  1. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring often, until browned and heated through, about 5 minutes.
  2. Divide zucchini noodles among 4 single-serving containers with lids (about 2 cups per container). Top each with equal amounts of the sausage, beans, peppers and pesto.
  3. To reheat, vent the lid and microwave on High until the sausage is steaming and the noodles are tender, 2½ to 3 minutes.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 container
  • Per serving: 327 calories; 14 g fat(1 g sat); 6 g fiber; 29 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 34 mcg folate; 32 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,840 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 123 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 773 mg sodium; 595 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (37% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2½ vegetable, 2 fat, 1½ lean protein, 1 starch

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