How This Helps

Kids and adults find these zucchini boats fun to eat, making them a terrific option for weight watchers who need to feed a family. They can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and can be reheated the next day for a quick meal, so be sure to make extras!
 This recipe provides 20 grams of protein, an important nutrient that keeps weight watchers satisfied until the next meal. 

Ingredients

1 : :  Medium: :  Zucchini: : 
2 : :  Tablespoons: :  Onion: :  Minced
1/2 : :  Cup: :  Mushrooms: :  Chopped
2 : :  Tablespoons: :  Low sodium vegetable broth: : 
2 : :  Large: :  Eggs: : 
1 : :  Wedge: :  Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese: :  Laughing Cow Herb Cheese, or ¼ cup shredded Swiss cheese.
4 : :  Large: :  Egg Whites: : 
1 : :  Tablespoon: :  Parsley: :  Minced

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. • Trim ends of zucchini, then cut in half lengthwise, then cut each length in half to create four boats. Scoop out seeds with a spoon. • Place zucchini boats on a non-stick cookie sheet and sprinkle with pepper. Bake for 20 minutes until just tender. • Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium heat, then add vegetable broth, onions and mushrooms. Cook for 5 minutes until tender. Add water as needed to keep from burning. • Whip eggs, egg whites, Laughing Cow cheese or 1/4 cup shredded swiss cheese, and parsley to the skillet and cook until set and eggs are no longer runny. • Fill zucchini boats with eggs and serve.

Instructions

Nutrition Information:

Size of serving: 2 Zucchini Boats with Scrambled Eggs; Calories 166 KCal; Total Fat 5.36 g; Total Cholesterol 190 mg; Sodium 256 mg; Total Carbohydrate 8.15 g; Dietary Fiber 2.02 g; Sugars 5.79 g; Protein 20.11 g

Note:
•    Pepper to taste (Skip the salt if you use Laughing Cow as it contains 210mg of sodium.)






Science and Research

Zucchini provides a serving of vegetables towards the 2 - 3 cups of vegetables recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. College of Public Health at the University of Georgia led a campaign against obesity and dropped baskets of locally grown produce such as zucchini to raise obesity awareness.

Research:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6426a1.htm

https://www.publichealth.uga.edu/news/college-public-health-sneaks-zucchini-porches-notable-neighbors-obesity-awareness

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