Turkey and quinoa Thai-style low-sugar curry

Curries are delicious for dinner. Warming and filling, they are really tasty. However, all too many curry sauces contain lots and lots of sugar – especially those pre-made ones sold in jars. It’s a good meal for your 20 no-sugar days challenge. Lots of people think they don’t have time to make a curry from scratch but actually they are really simple and quick to do.

This is one of my favorite curries and it only takes 30 minutes to make from start to finish. The coconut milk gives it an awesome texture and the gluten-free quinoa makes a nice change from rice. Best of all, you can do the entire dish in a single pan so it’s super easy to clean up afterwards!

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  • 300 grams diced, raw turkey
  • 400 grams diced zucchini
  • 1 medium onion
  • ½ tin (200 ml) coconut milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons Thai curry powder – red or green
  • Chopped, fresh chilies to taste
  • 1 clove garlic – crushed
  • ½ cup dry quinoa
  • ¼ cup flaked almonds


Heat an oiled pan and add the turkey, onion and garlic. Stir and cook for 3-5 minutes until the turkey is browned. Add the zucchini and coconut milk followed by the curry powder and chilies. Adjust the amounts to your taste. Stir to combine the ingredients. Add the dry quinoa and finally the flaked almonds. Stir again and then simmer for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked. Add water if necessary should the mixture become too dry.

More ideas for low sugar meals at “Sugar Free Recipes” page.

Nutrition breakdown 

  • Calories 662
  • Fat 27.7 grams
  • Carbohydrate 51 grams
  • Sugars 6.5 grams
  • Fiber 10.5 grams
  • Protein 53 grams
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