Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Stuffed Zucchini


The perfect way to use up extra zucchini - just eight ingredients for a satisfying, low-cal meal!

•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

1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare stuffing: In a large sauté pan on medium-high, heat 1 tsp oil. Add garlic, onion and mushrooms. Sauté until mushrooms soften, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add remaining 2 tsp oil, vinegar, bread crumbs and Parmesan. Mix thoroughly.
2.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: 5 g, Sat. Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Carbs: 12 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 5 g, Protein: 5 g, Sodium: 135 mg, Cholesterol: 2 mg

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