Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Healthy Recipe: Zucchini Boats

Ever since we started getting produce from our garden, I've been overwhelmed with zucchini's! Growing up, my family never made anything with zucchini….well, unless it's zucchini bread I guess! So I asked around and was given the idea for Zucchini Boats. Kind of like a stuffed pepper, but with zucchini!

So I came up with a Mexican style boat! (In case you didn't already know…I love me some Mexican food :) Enjoy this recipe and let me know when you try it!!!




Ingredients:

  • 3, Medium Zucchini's
  • 1 pound, Ground Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup, Uncooked Quinoa (I used a Quinoa and Wild Rice blend I found at the store!!
  • 2 Tbsp, Mrs. Dash Spicy Seasoning
  • 1/4 Taco Seasoning Package
  • 1 can, Black Beans (low sodium)
  • 1 can, Corn
  • 1/2 can, Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • Optional: Cheddar Cheese used as topping



Directions:


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Heat a skillet to medium-high, brown chicken and drain off any excess fat.
  • While chicken is cooking, cook Quinoa according to the directions on the packaging. 
  • Cut zucchini's in half, core out the center. Do this gently so that you don't break the zucchini! Save the center!
  • After chicken has finished cooking the whole way through, add Mrs. Dash seasoning and Taco Seasoning and stir. 
  • In the same pan, add Zucchini centers, Black Beans, Corn and Diced Tomatoes.
  • When Quinoa finishes cooking, add it to chicken and vegetable mixture.
  • Stir until well combined. 
  • Pour salsa onto the bottom of a glass pan. Place zucchini's on top. Fill the zucchini's with mixture. Optional: Top with Cheese
  • Cover with aluminum foil and cook on 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Oh, and this recipe is SO amazing it is Joe-approved…which means KID approved :)

Happy Tuesday from us post-Insanity workout!


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