Check out our #Meatless Monday recipe!
- 4 large zucchini’s, washed
- about 1/4 cup of low fat (less than 20% milk fat) Parmesan cheese, grated extra fine (or your preferred low fat cheese)
- about 2 tablespoons of whole grain breadcrumbs
- 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
- fresh chopped basil
- extra virgin olive oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Make about a 1/2 inch slice vertically down the side of each zucchini, then using a melon baller, scoop out the insides of the zucchini until you’ve created about a 1/4 inch trough.
Brush the zucchini inside and out with a little olive oil, then place 4 cherry tomato halves inside each zucchini boat, sprinkle with cheese, top with the breadcrumbs, and add a pinch of salt and pepper.
Bake for roughly 25 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender.
Top with fresh chopped basil.
Use as a light snack or pair with a significant portion of a protein source to create a balanced meal alternative
Recipe from: http://thezucchinidiaries.blogspot.ca
Approved by SmartShape Weight Loss Centre’s Registered Dietitian