Zucchini Boats- A New Adventure of Eating Healthy

My fiancé and I are attempting to make our daily diets more green, as in eating healthy. I mean I guess we already do eat pretty well compared to some people. However, I have two years to fit in an awesome wedding dress and Ben has four months to finish training for this insane 11 1/2 mile obstacle course. Men have such an easy time losing weight.

I could be a bulimic (which I am NOT; because obviously I love food too much) for a year and still lose less weight than a man giving up beer for two weeks. The ridiculousness of it all is mind-boggling and quite infuriating. So to start my quest of the ideal wedding body, I need to add more colorful veggies to my diet, along with dreaded exercising and stupid sweating. Let’s just say I am more enthusiastic about trying out new recipes than hitting the gym and trying out Zumba.

The first recipe on the list of healthy and hopefully yummy recipes is from http://prouditaliancook.blogspot.ca/2010/05/tiny-tomatoes-big-taste.html- “The Zucchini Boat.”

Ingredients:

  • 2 Zucchini
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil, separated
  • 1-2 Crushed Garlic Cloves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded or cubed Mozzarella
  •  1 medium Tomato diced or 2-3 sliced Grape Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • 1-2 fresh Basil Leaves, shredded
  • Breadcrumbs (I forgot to put the breadcrumbs in the original picture)

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Cut zucchini in 1/2 lengthwise.

Step 3: Scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Place zucchini halves in a baking dish.

*If it doesn’t fit, cut off the ends.

Step 4: Mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, crushed garlic, salt and pepper in a tiny bowl. Brush the oil mix over the zucchini halves.

Step 5: Arrange the tomato pieces on the zucchini groove.

Step 6: Sprinkle breadcrumb over zucchini.

Step 7: Bake for 30 minutes.

Step 8: Remove from oven, sprinkle mozzarella and broil until cheese is melted or golden (Usually this takes only a few seconds).

Step 9: Remove from oven again. Drizzle remaining olive oil, parmesan and shredded basil.

Step 10: Eat and Enjoy!

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