I went on a bit of a Valentine's Day bender yesterday.
I would like to be able to post about the fancy, decadent desserts and treats I made but...here's the thing....I've been sicker than sick the last few days - strep throat, cold, fever, coughing - all that good stuff...so I did not get any Valentine's treats made.
It made me so sad. Valentine's is my favorite holiday.
Anyway... my bender included inhaling anything chocolate that was within my reach and I do mean a lot of it.
I figured today I better get back on board the veggie train. Thus, this yummy zucchini creation came to be.
Zucchini Veggie Bake
1 medium zucchini, shredded & drained
1 large carrot, shredded
1/2 a medium onion, diced
2 pieces bacon, diced
salt & pepper
1 Tbsp Greek yogurt (0 fat)
1 Tbsp cream cheese (0 fat)
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, shredded & divided
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp coconut flour
Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8 X 8 pan with cooking spray, set aside.
Spray a large fry pan with cooking spray. Cook zucchini until just starting to get a bit browned (you want to cook out any excess moisture).
Scrape into a bowl and set aside.
In the same fry pan, cook carrot, onion, and bacon until bacon is cooked and onion has softened. Sprinkle with spices.
Scrape into bowl with the zucchini.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg, Greek yogurt, cream cheese, 1 Tbsp of the Parmesan cheese, garlic, and coconut flour. Pour into bowl with veggies.
Stir until well combined. Spread into prepared 8 X 8 pan and sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 350 for 30 - 40 minutes, until top is crispy.
You can eat the entire recipe (according to Fitday) for:
380 calories, 17 fat, 32 carbs, 27 protein.
I ate half of the recipe for lunch and it was pretty darned filling.
A couple of notes - 1. Make sure you really squeeze any excess water out of the zucchini.
2. Make it vegetarian by leaving out the bacon.
Am I still sad I didn't get to make any Valentine's Day treats? Yes.
Do I feel better about myself today after overdosing on chocolate yesterday? Yes.
Veggies can cure the chocolate hangover.