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Zucchini is SUCH an astounding trade for starch-based noodles when you're Eating Clean.
Zucchini is very low in calories however gives us the sentiment of being full. Along these lines, it is an incredible method to fulfill our hunger without snatching loads of void calories or carbs.
Zucchini has a serious noteworthy nourishing scoreboard – from significant levels of potassium, B-nutrients, dietary fiber, and cancer prevention agents, all of which offer colossal advantages to our general wellbeing.
It's demonstrated that eating zucchini consistently instead of prepared starches, (for example, pasta) can even assistance control our glucose levels, which can significantly profit diabetics.
Eating zucchini a few times each week can assist us with our weight reduction objectives.
- · 4 large zucchini thinly sliced lengthwise (I used a mandoline)
- · 1 Tbsp olive oil for brushing + 1 additional Tablespoon for sauteing
- · 1 small sweet yellow onion, finely diced
- · 2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
- · 8 oz fresh mushrooms, chopped well
- · 1 tsp dry Italian seasoning
- · 16 ounces high quality marinara sauce
- · sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
- · 1/3 cup organic ricotta
- · 1 free range egg
- · 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- · a handful or fresh parsley, finely chopped
- · 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees f. and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
2. Lay out the zucchini strips on a large cutting board, lightly sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and very lightly brush with 1 Tablespoon of oil.
3. Bake strips in your preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly tender and easy to roll. Allow them to cool until ready to handle.
4. Meanwhile, add remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
5. Add in the onions, mushrooms, Italian seasonings and cook for 4-5 minutes.
6. Stir in 3/4 of the marinara sauce and simmer your mushroom sauce for about 4 minutes, or until slightly reduced.
7. In a medium bowl add ricotta, parmesan cheese, the egg and a tiny pinch of sea salt + pepper, and fresh chopped parsley. Stir well to combine everything.
8. Use a 9×13″ casserole dish or an ovenproof cast iron skillet and spread remaining marinara sauce on the bottom.
9. To assemble the zucchini rolls, lay out one zucchini slice on a cutting board. Spread about 2 spoonfuls of the ricotta mixture over the top, then a spoonful of mushroom sauce mix.
10. Carefully roll up each zucchini after filling, and place in the prepared baking dish. Repeat with the remaining slices.
11. Pour any remaining mushroom marinara sauce over top.
12. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella and bake for about 15-20 minutes in your preheated oven, or until hot and bubbly.
13. Serve immediately alongside a nice fresh salad.