Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Tomato Bake

We love Parmesan Zucchini Sticks and I have baked tomatoes topped with Parmesan cheese a numerous # of times. So, I thought why not to combine both with some garlic and make zucchini bake?! Cheese with garlic is always a winning combo. In Ukraine, garlic and dill go together like lime and cilantro in Mexico. Great success! This zucchini and tomato bake literally took me 5 minutes of chopping and other 25 minutes I was grilling Lemon Rosemary Chicken, while zucchini and tomatoes were baking. 

Zucchini Noodles with Cilantro Lime Chicken

Zucchini noodles, weird and interesting, right?! I will be honest: when I first saw them on Pinterest last year, I was like “Whaaaat?! Why?!”. Pinterest is awesome but it’s full of weird ideas that are not practical. Many recipes look pretty, I agree, but it’s either a very time consuming or an unnecessary idea, in my opinion.

One Pan Skinny Tex Mex Chicken and Zucchini

  Chicken and zucchini…Summer is flying by so fast, I’m afraid I won’t have enough time to cook all the dishes I have in mind with summer’s fresh produce. I admit, I prefer grocery shopping to the clothes one. I can wonder aisles of food for hours. My preferred way to do it – on my own. Can you blame me?! Every time I enter my local farm market type of a grocery store, I’m about to faint. Local blueberries, zucchini, cherries, young potatoes, dill cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes,…
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Mediterranean Baked Zucchini Sticks

It’s zucchini season, yay! I have recently discovered my love for raw zucchini, especially in a form of chips. Slice them thinly and use instead of chips to dip into salsa, hummus or a layered dip. This way, you can enjoy more of an appetizer itself. Even with a healthy dip, calories add up quickly when digging into it with chips.

Chicken and Garden Veggies Quinoa Skillet

Sautéed chicken with bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli and quinoa. All in one quinoa skillet and takes less than 40 minutes to make. I do love simple dinners and my chicken. My garden is not overflowing with vegetables but my local farm market is.

Chocolate Protein Oatmeal Muffins

Basically, breakfast for “lazy” healthy people who love chocolate and protein. I fit in. And I guarantee you will love these protein oatmeal muffins – simple ingredients, one bowl and can be enjoyed on the go. They are also: freezer friendly, double batch necessary, playground/hockey game snack, purse-able, high in protein, fiber and chocolate. Zucchini make the cups moist and bananas add natural sweetness. No added sugar here. My kids, who hate zucchini, went crazy for these and still haven’t realized it was there. In fact, that’s an awesomeness of…
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Healthy Beef Stir Fry with Cashews

Very, very easy and healthy beef stir fry with zucchini, bell peppers, snow peas and cashews. Super easy sauce with honey, soy sauce (Tamari for a gluten free version), garlic, ginger (optional but good) and thickened with organic cornstarch. The end result – tender browned meat with crisp vegetables coated in a delicious Asian sauce. All of this under 30 minutes and healthy.

Grilled Balsamic Vegetables

The idea for grilled balsamic vegetables came from a Canadian Living magazine I got from my dentist’s office a few years ago. I completely changed the recipe, in fact I don’t think I ever followed a single recipe, but they say it’s nice to give a source of inspiration a credit. Let’s be nice. Canadian Living called this dish rustic. I had to Google the meaning, just to find out hundreds of meanings. All I can say, this side dish is amazingly quick and delicious => simply amazeballs! If you can…
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Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

It’s zucchini season…in Mexico. You are probably sick and tired of cardboard tomatoes and imported green beans?! Me too. But it is what it is. Gotta eat our veggies. During my last grocery trip I noticed zucchini at a whopping $0.90 per lb, hauled a few pounds home and off on Pinterest I went. Sometimes I run out of recipe ideas just like anyone else. This particular recipe from Nutrition Ella caught my attention. Easy, low in calories and who doesn’t like golden Parmesan cheese crust?! Parmesan zucchini…
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No Peel Healthy Roasted Vegetable Mashers

Creating classic yet healthy all time favourite mashed “potatoes” recipe, I had a few things in mind: Thanksgiving is upon us. If you don’t know, Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated in the 1st half of October vs. at the end of November in the US. Every time I start looking for pumpkin in American stores at the end of August, I get weird blonde looks. I hate peeling vegetables. I wanted the mashers to be yellow. I was going after light, airy and fluffy texture. That’s why I…
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