Jul 10, 2014

35 Skinny Zucchini Recipes



Here's an easy challenge anyone can do! Eat a SUPERFOOD everyday! Now, I'm not saying to run to the health food store and spend tons of money. A superfood is one that’s loaded with nutrition and significantly helps boost your health in some way, says the Skinnytaste dietitian Heather K. Jones. Zucchini is definitely a super (good-for-you) food. It’s low in calories (a medium zucchini has around just 30 calories) and chock full of heart-healthy nutrients including Vitamins C and A, potassium, folate, and fiber. Zucchini is also packed with the vision-promoting antioxidants beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. 

So now that we know zucchini is so good for you, here's 35 mouthwatering Skinny Zucchini Recipes just for you!

1. Grilled Chicken and Zucchini Skewers are perfect as an appetizer if you're having a backyard bash this summer, or you can turn it into a meal any night of the week served with rice, salad or more vegetables...
 

2. Sauteed Baby Zucchini – a simple side dish ready in under 6 minutes and great with just about everything...


3. Serve these Baked Zucchini Sticks as an appetizer or as a side dish. They are healthy and low in points and guiltlessly delicious... 


4. Zucchini Pizza Bites are the perfect way to use up all the zucchini in your garden and satisfy your craving for pizza in a low-carb way...


5. Getting your family to eat their veggies can often be difficult. But not with these kid-friendly Zucchini Tots. They make a great side dish for breakfast or dinner...



6. When making these Raw Zucchini Carpaccio, you'll want to use a mandolin or potato peeler to thinly slice the zucchini...


7. Cream of Zucchini Soup has only FIVE ingredients and is amazing...


8. Savory Zucchini Asiago Tomato Scones almost smell like pizza when they come out of the oven...


9. Crust-less Summer Zucchini makes a wonderful side dish to any meal or serve it at a potluck or brunch..


10. Caramelized Onion, Red Pepper and Zucchini Frittata is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner...


11. Zucchini Casserole is a great side dish and perfect for all zucchini lovers...


12. Tomato and Zucchini Frittata is perfect for meatless Mondays, gluten free, clean eating and low-carb diets...




13. For a summer spin on taco night, try these Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boatsstuffed with ground turkey, seasoned with cumin and topped with a blend of Mexican cheese – cheesy goodness...



14. A fun twist on a Mexican favorite are these Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini.   Serve these with cilantro lime rice as a side dish and you'll have yourself a fiesta...


15. Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats – Summer zucchini hollowed out and stuffed with lean Italian sausage, then topped with marinara and cheese, my favorite!


16. Sauteed Zucchini with Plum Tomatoes is a simple side dish recipe but a great way to use your summer garden zucchini and tomatoes...


17. Skillet Mexican Zucchini is a delicious recipe with a little bit of a Mexican kick from the jalapeno then topped with melted queso blanco. It's also easy and quick...


18. Zucchini, yellow squash and carrots cut into spaghetti like strands and sauteed with garlic and oil make this recipe for Sauteed Julienned Summer Vegetables a perfect summer meal...




20. Spicy shrimp with garlic, zucchini noodles, tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon juice make these Zucchini Noodles with Lemon Garlic Spicy Shrimp delicious...


21. Zoodles and Meatballs for a lighter carb alternative to spaghetti and meatballs!


22. Vegan Eggplant Meatballs are perfect for vegans, or if you just want to incorporate more veggies into your meals.


23. Skinny Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Frosting are another way to get your kids to eat zucchini...


24. The perfect meatless meal using summer fresh zucchini and tomatoes is Angel Hair with Zucchini...


25. Shrimp and Zucchini with Bowties is a light pasta dish loaded with shrimp, zucchini and fresh tomatoes...


26. The next time you need to bring a macaroni salad to a gathering, why not try my Summer Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini.  It's loaded with great flavor but doesn't have all the calories and fat as your traditional macaroni salad...


27. Zucchini Lasagna – Replace the lasagna noodles with thin sliced zucchini and you have a delicious, lower carb (gluten-free) lasagna that's loaded with vegetables, and you won't miss the pasta.  


28. Chicken Rollatini Stuffed with Zucchini and Mozzarella is a wonderful way to use zucchini...


29. Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burgers are made with zucchini and topped with a summer garden tomato bruschetta topping over a bed of baby arugula – no bun required...


30. If you're running out of ideas of how to use up all your garden zucchini, you'll welcome these Greek Turkey Meatballs – a great way to add extra fiber to your diet...


31. Want your kids to eat more vegetables?  Try these Turkey Zucchini Burgers, they won't even know there's zucchini in the mix!


32. Zucchini Pancakes are similar to potato pancakes only with less carbs and are a perfect side dish for grilled chicken or meat...


33. On busy days, let your crock pot cook for you with my recipe for classic Crock Pot Minestrone Soup. Don't forget to add zucchini along with the other summer vegetables...


34. Another way to get your kids to eat zucchini is with this delicious recipe for Low Fat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread...


35. A delicious way to enjoy zucchini is with this recipe for Pineapple Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting...







20 comments :

  1. YUM! I love Zucchini! It's such an underrated vegetable.

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  2. WOW!!! GREAT COLLECTION of recipes!! Thank you! Pinning this!!

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  3. Love zucchini! Thanks for this!

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  4. Perfect timing...my husband's garden is producing a ton of zucchini!

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  5. Amazing ideas!!! Thank you so much!!! My kids eat them but now they´ll actually beg for them :)

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  6. It's like you read my mind...my kitchen is overflowing with zucchini right now.

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  7. What a yummy round up of zucchini recipes!

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  8. My wife tasked me to find good, filling and healthy recipes. And that led me to your blog. Your recipes are all so wonderful. I can't wait until she cooks them for the family. Thanks for sharing! You've got a great blog here. Keep it up!

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  9. Awh man! So many tasty recipes and yet I only have one little courgette in the fridge at home, dang!
    The pancakes and quiches look especially good :) *scrolls back up* actually...they all look pretty fantastic! Yum ^ ^ I hope you have a great weekend! x

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  10. Fantastic roundup!! I've tried your Sauteed Julienned Summer Vegetables and Zoodles and Meatballs, both amazing recipes! I love cooking with zucchini, it's so versatile and light.

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  11. Amazing recipes!! Loved them all! Thanks so much!!

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  12. I think you have convinced me that zucchini is the BEST veggie ever!

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  14. Some awesome ideas here, and what gorgeous photos!

    Zucchinis are great, as they're so versatile and can be used with so many other foods. I've made a lasagne with just zucchinis, tomato sauce and cheese for decades, and everyone in my family loves it.

    Haven't tried some of these ideas though, but will be doing soon :)

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  15. These. Look. So. Good. Oof, and to think I love courgettes! I will bookmark this I think x

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  17. Perfect timing... I feel like everyday I walk out to the garden and there are ten more zucchinis than there were the day before!

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  18. I want to learn how to do the delicious pie.

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  19. I tried the frittata it was absolutely delicious! I only used one full egg and seven egg whites to lighten up the points and I didn't have the asiago cheese and it was still amazing! Thanks for all the great recipes!

    Melissa
    Thewifestyle.blogspot.com

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