Zucchini is extremely low in calories and carbs, but it does contain fiber. You can literally eat a lot of it without it negatively affecting your health. Start with one of the recipes below.
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Make it a Full Plate Meal: Use this quick and easy dish to Power Up sesame chicken and broccoli over brown rice. Not a meat eater? Try tofu instead.
75% fiber foods – zucchini, onion, brown rice, broccoli
25% foods – sauce, chicken/tofu
Recipe Note: You can also add bell peppers and yellow squash to the Japanese Zucchini recipe for more variety.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy a generous bowl of the soup. Serve with a slice of avocado toast.
75% fiber foods – onion, carrots, celery, garlic, cannellini beans, zucchini, spinach, basil leaves, avocado
25% foods – Ezekiel bread, olive oil
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve a slice of the tart with a salad and berry smoothie for dessert.
75% fiber foods – garbanzo beans, tomatos, garlic, onion, zucchini, eggplant, herbs, berries, strawberries, banana
25% foods – flour, olive oil, unsweetened plant milk, flaxseed
Recipe Note: If you can find whole wheat pizza dough, use that to make this recipe faster.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Plate two or three zucchini boats with cilantro lime grilled chicken or tofu.
75% fiber foods – zucchini, red onion, red bell pepper, salsa, brown rice, black beans, corn, guacamole
25% foods – chicken/tofu
Recipe Note: Reduce the fat in this recipe by using only 1 tablespoon of olive oil and opting for Earth Balance Whipped Buttery Spread, which is lower in saturated fat than butter.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: This vegetable bake pairs up wonderfully with crockpot polenta.
75% fiber foods – zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, basil, whole grain cornmeal
25% foods – parmesan, butter
Recipe Note: Use Earth Balance Whipped Buttery Spread instead of butter to reduce the amount of saturated fat.