Zucchini boats

0 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 1/2 zucchini cut lengthwise
  • 1 slice bacon
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • Pinch dried thyme
  • Pinch curry powder
  • 2 Tbsp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper

~To do~

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Cook bacon in a skillet.  Remove and sautée onion (until soft).  In a small bowl crumble bacon and mis with onion, tomato and sour cream.  Top with thyme, curry powder, salt and pepper.

Scoop out the zucchini seeds and place mixture into zucchini.  Top with cheese.  Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese melts.

~Alternatives~

Turn into a salad by serving on a bed of spinach.

Zucchini linguini

164 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 2 oz linguine
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 10 slices zucchini
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • Salt & Pepper

~To do~

Cook linguine according to package directions.  Meanwhile heat a skillet and add a drizzle of olive oil.  When hot, add the zucchini slices and garlic and sauté on medium for about 5 minutes, or until just tender crisp.  Remove skillet from heat.  After you drain the linguine, add it to the skillet and turn the heat on low.  Sprinkle on goat cheese, a bit more olive oil, and the lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Heat until the goat cheese starts to warm, just a minute or so.

~Alternatives~

For more protein, add some shredded cooked chicken, diced ham, or chopped nuts.  Use quinoa pasta for more fiber.  Add any “freebie foods (such as spinach diced red bell peppers or tomatoes.