- 4.03 miles, treadmill
I started out my morning with a workout on the treadmill. I ran for three miles and walked for one mile. Nothing too exciting.
After my workout, I went to pick up my niece, and we stopped at Target. I tend to eat the same stuff a lot, so I have browsing around on Pinterest and other blogs for some different meals to make.
I came across zucchini pizza bites on the blog Skinnytaste, and decided to try them out. At Target, I picked up a zucchini and some pizza sauce.
Zucchini Pizza Bites
These zucchini pizza bites are low in carbs and calories but really help satisfy the craving for pizza. I honestly didn’t even miss the pizza crust!
For my pizza bites, I used:
- 1/2 zucchini (4.2 oz)
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (this ended up being a bit too much, and I’ll probably use a little less next time)
- 2 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp. pizza sauce
- pepper to taste
I found Classico fire roasted pizza sauce at Target that only has 25 calories for 1/4 cup. I used 2 tbsp. of sauce which is only about 13 calories.
First, I cut half of a zucchini into rounds. Mine zucchini made seven rounds. I saved the rest of the zucchini to make them tomorrow too
Then, I sprinkled them with a bit of pepper and broiled them for about three minutes in the oven. When they came out of the oven, I topped them with the pizza sauce and cheese. I had a lot of cheese, but I just piled it on. Cheese is good.
Then, I broiled them for about another three minutes, and they were done! They came out perfect and we’re delicious. For all seven zucchini pizza bites, it was only 133 calories and 10.9 grams of protein.
These would make a great snack, but I ate them for lunch with some Greek yogurt for extra protein.
Apple cinnamon Chobani Greek yogurt topped with cinnamon Cheerios is the best yogurt/cereal combination ever.
I also look for recipes that are quick, easy, and don’t require too many ingredients. With two kids and my niece here in the afternoons, I need lunches and dinners that are fast and easy.
Have a great afternoon!
- Do you like zucchini? Ever try them as pizza bites?
- Do you cook? Easy recipes or more elaborate recipes?
- Do you consider yourself a picky eater?