Zucchini Turkey Burgers

source:  skinnytaste.com
source: skinnytaste.com

In honor of turkey day, I thought I’d repost one of my favorite recipes. I’m always struggling to find adequate sources of protein which is not always easy to do in our carbohydrate flooded society. Having a diet that has a high percentage of calories from protein has many advantages (See my post Pro Protein for more details). Continue reading “Zucchini Turkey Burgers”

Spinach Stuffed Zucchini

Source: tasteofhome.com

My wife makes these all the time only we use vegetarian meat substitute which will lower the calories and fat.  There are many things you can do with the stuffed zucchini.   Bottom line is that it’s a great substitute for pastas that seriously cuts your calorie counts and increases the nutritional value.  Two stuffed zucchini halves equals 242 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 857 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 22 g protein. Enjoy! Continue reading “Spinach Stuffed Zucchini”

Personal Portobello Pizza

source:  allrecipes.com
source: allrecipes.com

• Calories: 265 • Fat: 15g • Protein: 21g • Carbs: 16g

I really love pizza.  Unfortunately, regular consumption of pizza is not the greatest way to stay trim.  For that reason I’m always interested in substitutes that provide pizza taste without pizza calories (see my prior post – Cauliflower Crust Pizza).   Continue reading “Personal Portobello Pizza”

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