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Hi Fellow Low Carbers!

As you know, I absolutely love Zoodles (spiralized zucchini and other spiralized vegetables).  I also love that this veggie is the perfect food for my low carb plan.  I often use it as the base for many of my mouth-watering meals.  Well, today I want to share with you a recipe I got from Atkins.

However, I tweaked it.  The original recipe is called Five Spice Chicken with Gingered Zucchini Noodles and Mushrooms.

Here’s the Kicker:  I’ve decided to substitute ground turkey for the chicken. I love ground turkey and ground beef more than I do chicken, so that’s why I decided to make the substitution.  Either way, you’re going to make this recipe exactly the same way that Atkins makes it, except you’ll be using ground turkey.

So, here we go…


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 16 oz raw Ground Turkey
  • 2 tsps Chinese Five Spice Blend
  • 1 medium Zucchini
  • 4 oz Mushrooms
  • 1 oz Shallots
  • 2 tbsps Ginger
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Organic Tamari
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 individual packet Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper


  1. First, you’re going to heat up a skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp olive oil.  Then, season your ground turkey with the five spice powder, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper.  Now, fry ground turkey until the juices run clear (meaning it’s no long pink in the center) about 5 minutes.
  2. While your ground turkey is cooking, spiralize your zucchini either with a manual spiralizer, or an electric one (see my Veggie Bullet review for the most amazing electric spiralizer, slicer and shredder all in one) and place into n a large bowl; set aside.
  3. Cut the mushrooms into bite sized pieces, dice the shallot, mince the ginger and finely dice the garlic.  Remove the ground turkey and place on a plate. Place aluminum foil over it to keep warm.
  4. Add all the prepared vegetables except the zucchini to the same skillet the ground turkey was cooked in and saute while stirring over medium high heat until fragrant; about 4 minutes; season with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Add the zucchini and cook another 2-3 minutes.  Add the soy sauce, sesame oil and sucralose stirring to combine until well coated.  Place the ground turkey over the sauteed vegetables.


Have you tried this recipe?  Did you prefer chicken or ground turkey? Please leave your comments below!