cooking tips

zucchini: squash the dough


To eat or not to eat the bread, that is the question. For many of us the bread dilemma continues, yet if zoodles won the pasta battle, we may want to give zucchini a bout with bread.

zucchini tips
Harvested Fingerfuls

harvested fingerfuls

Finger foods can go the distance when packed with lots of flavor and nutrition. Give those old pigs a new blanket with grilled zucchini wrapped pigs-in-a-blanket. For those looking for a healthier alternative, ditch the mini dogs altogether and introduce zesty sweet potatoes or baby carrots. Yes we said it, veggies are the new pigs!

Zucchini Wraps

Raw Zucchini Wraps

Skip the heat altogether and keep it raw. Simply cut zucchini into thin wide slices and wrap them around your favorite lunchmeat, cream cheese or seedless dates. You could even make zucchini wrapped caprese, just don’t spare the olive oil.

Zucchini Subs

zucchini subs

You no longer have to feel guilty about eating every single bite of that foot-long sub. Pick a 12-inch zucchini, cut it in half, carve out the middle, and pile on the goodies.

Here are some sub lovers favorites:

  • Sausage meatballs (for low-fat options use chicken or turkey meatballs)
  • Tomato or Pesto Sauce
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Walnuts
  • Fresh Cilantro

Tips: Zucchini subs are best served hot—baked then broiled. However, to avoid soggy zucchini, the key is to cook all your toppings (minus the cheese) before adding them to the zucchini halves. Then bake your subs for 10 minutes and broil them for

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