I had a few zucchini the other day that needed to be eaten, and while I was tempted to make some muffins, I decided to take a look online for some inspiration. While scouting around, I found this super easy and super delicious recipe on food.com (is kinda like a super easy chili), then added some garlic bread and fresh asparagus – yum yum!
Only modifications I made were: extra lean ground beef instead of lean and a full onion instead of half.
2 medium zucchini, fresh cut in 1/4-inch chunks
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup salsa, jarred with tomatoes, onions and chiles
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 Brown ground beef with chopped onions, chopped garlic, salt and pepper.
2 Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until meat is well cooked.
3 Add jarred salsa and cumin. Cover and simmer in low heat for another 10 minutes until flavors blend.
4 Add the zucchini chunks. Cover and cook for about 10 more minutes until zucchini is cooked, but not too soft.
Makes 4 servings at 203 calories per serving
2 pieces of Weight Watchers Bread
2 tbsp margarine
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 Spread 1 tbsp of margarine on a piece of bread
2 Sprinkle 1 tbsp of garlic powder over margarine
3 Repeat on second piece of bread
4 Broil on high for 5 minutes
Makes 1 servings at 289 calories per serving
10 fresh asparagus spears
1 cup of water
1 Snap each spear where it naturally breaks
2 Discard bottom broken pieces
3 Bring water to a boil in a frying pan
4 Place asparagus in water until tender
Makes 1 serving at 20 calories per serving
Total calories for the meal= 512