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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Stuffed Zucchini


Just found this recipe from the Clean Eating Magazine. Right now zucchini is in season and this is a great way to use up your over abundance of zucchini. You can also add some chicken for some added protein.

Ingredients:
3 tsp olive oil, divided
1 clove garlic diced
1 small yellow onion, diced
8 oz mushrooms, diced
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp whole-wheat bread crumbs
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
2 zucchini halved, seeds and pulp removed.

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare stuffing: In a large saute pan on medium-high heat, heat 1 tsp oil. Add garlic, onion and mushrooms. Saute until mushrooms soften, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add remaining 2 tsp oil, vinegar, bread crumbs and Parmesan. Mix thoroughly.
Spoon an equal amount of stuffing into each zucchini half. Bake on a foil-lined cookie sheet for 10 minutes.

Nutrients per 1/2 stuffed zucchini:
Calories: 110, total fat 5g, Sat. Fat 1g, Mono saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Carbs 12g, Fiber 2g, Sugars 5g, Protein 5g, Sodium 135 mg, Cholesterol 2mg.

Can't wait to make this recipe!!

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