Recipe of the Month: Zucchini Boat & Cherry Tomatoes

SmartShape Weight Loss Centre

Check out our #Meatless Monday recipe! 

  1. 4 large zucchini’s, washed
  2. about 1/4 cup of low fat (less than 20% milk fat) Parmesan cheese, grated extra fine (or your preferred low fat cheese)
  3. about 2 tablespoons of whole grain breadcrumbs
  4. 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  5. fresh chopped basil
  6. extra virgin olive oil
  7. salt
  8. pepper

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

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Approved by SmartShape Weight Loss Centre’s Registered Dietitian