Tonight, bake this simple healthy zucchini and parmesan bake. The tradiional recipe just got a healthier twist.
Zucchini (or courgette) are another versatile low-carb vegetable. If you are lucky enough to have a veggie patch, they grow like wild fire. Here is an easy way to cook them as a side dish for dinner tonight.
This simple recipe has a delicious cheesy almond crust.
Is zucchini keto?
Yes, zucchini is keto but you just have to monitor and count the carb values into your daily carb limit. You may be on a low-carb diet or a keto diet. Make sure your zucchini's fit within your macros and you know how to read nutrition. labels.
Zucchini nutritional value per 100g/3.5oz is 3.1 g total carbs - 1 g fiber = 2.1 g net carbohydrates. You use a mere 17 calories, 1.2 g of protein, and a whopping 29% of your daily vitamin C needs. Not bad for a medium zucchini!
Nutritional values from cronometer.com
Is this the perfect side dish?
I promised I would post the recipe soon, so here it is. An easy 'throw it in the oven' kinda dish.
The traditional recipe for baked zucchini requires bread crumbs for a crunchy topping, I now use almond flour/meal.
Living low-carb is so much easier once you discover a few tricks and hacks to start swapping high carb ingredients, for lower carb options. If you're an absolute beginner, you may want to take a quick look at my easy low carb swap cheat sheet. Print it off and keep it handy on your pantry or fridge.
How to Make - in 3 easy steps
Step 1: Slice the zucchini and tomatoes
Step 2: Cover with the crispy crust mix
Step 3: Bake until golden
How to reduce carbs further
To reduce the carbs you can reduce how many tomatoes you use, you could swap them out for cooked cauliflower rice, mashed cauliflower, mushrooms or even other low-carb vegetables such as dark leafy greens silverbeet or kale.
More low-carb zucchini recipes
If you're looking for more low-carb vegetable side dishes, take a look here at my easy recipe finder.
Zucchini And Parmesan Bake
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- Oil the baking dish.
- Place a layer of sliced tomatoes on the base of the baking dish. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Place a layer of zucchini/courgettes, add more salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle the almond meal and parmesan across the top.
- Drizzle or spray with olive oil.
- Bake at 180C/350F for up to 20 minutes until golden.