From "The South Beach Diet Cookbook" c.2004 Use this phase 2 one-dish meal to easily add a few servings of vegetables to your day. Serve it in bowls with crusty whole grain bread or spoon it over whole wheat fettuccine.
In a large bowl, combine beef or turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1 teaspoon of pepper, Italian Seasoning, and 8 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Form into balls the size of walnuts.
Spray a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Working in batches, add meatballs and cook for 15 minutes or until browned and no longer pink inside. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
In same skillet as the meatball drippings over med-high heat, add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender.
Stir in the Stir in zucchini, squash, cut tomatoes with juice, crushed tomatoes, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper, the remaining 4 tablespoons of cheese, and the meatballs.
Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
Stir in the chopped basil. Garnish with a the basil sprig.