Get ready for the PERFECT meal prep recipe! These zucchini boats are so easy to make and so delicious! Not to mention, they also contain about 90% of your daily recommended value of Vitamin C (which helps boost your immunity and improve your absorption of Iron ) It also tastes just like a regular cheeseburger, with all of these added bonuses! PSA: healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland and boring!!
Calories per serving: 269
Protein per serving: 30g
Carbs per serving: 18g
Fat per serving: 7.7g
1 lb 97/3 lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic
6 oz can tomato paste
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
¼ cup skim milk
½ cup reduced fat cheddar (divided)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Slice zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out the innards (save about ½ cup of the innards, you’ll use these later). Chop onion and mince garlic.
2. Heat a small drizzle of olive oil in a pan over medium heat and add onions. Cook for 4-5 mins. Then, add ground beef and cook until browned. Add spices, salt and pepper, tomato paste, reserved zucchini innards, and garlic to the pan and cook for 2 more mins, stirring well. Then add mustard, ¼ cup cheese, and milk and stir well. Allow to simmer for ~4 mins.
3. Preheat oven to 375. Place zucchini boats in a baking dish, then fill evenly with cheeseburger mixture. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup cheese, then bake for ~15 mins and enjoy!
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