Entrees, Garden, High Protein, Poultry, Vegetable

Zucchini boats w Italian Chicken Sausage

What a simple lowfat option for those large zucchini’s coming from the garden this time of year. Trying to keep my eating more lowfat and clean Im forced to avoid my favorite fried zucs.this was so easy and delicious! Its also lowfat!

  • Large zucchini
  • Italian chicken sausage 98 percent ff
  • Chopped 1/4 cup each onion, red bell, green bell, cored center of zuc, two. Garlic cloved
  • Tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Two springs fresh basil stemmed and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Jared marinara sauce
  • Parm and or mozzarella shreaded

Cut ends and then lenghtwise zucchini

Pending size half to fit baking dish

Carefully core out soft centers fine chopping half for meatloaf mixture.

Mis meat, chopped veggies, seasonings , egg breadcrumbs together and form into loafs on sectioned squash. The sausage already is heavy seasoned and simply delicious!

Arrange over 1 cup sauce in cooking dish.

Sprinkle w parmasean optional

Bake 400 degrees 40 minutes

Cover with mozzarella and bake 5 more minutes to melt.

Served over whole wheat basil pasta

Angel hair wholewheat pasta is so delicious and a bit lighter than the white flour version . I cook according to the box and then toss w olive oil, crushed chopped fresh basil and salt and pepper

Simple delicious!!

Entrees, High Protein, Poultry

Lil’ Chicken on the BBQ with sweet espresso glaze

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What a fun twist to just chicken…. make up cute little Cornish game hens on the BBQ.  My oldest sister taught me the fun of the tiny chicken that packs a great flavor and easy to prep.  They come in all sizes… tonight I had two rather large birds so I cleaned and halved them for four good servings.

These have been in the freezer for a while so I thawed in the fridge overnight and cleaned and split with cooking shears down the breast bone. Toss in some olive oil and garlic grilling seasonings and black pepper.   Allow to sit at room temp for 20 minutes.  I sear all sides on a HOT grill and then turn grill down to med (375-400 degrees) for 30 minutes. Leaving the skin side up to roast.  as they roast slathering with sauce periodically.  The espresso BBQ saucecreates  a sweet glossy glaze,  Light foil half way to 165 degrees.

Summertime I like to do as much cooking outside to keep the house cool from the summer heat. So adding a skillet of yellow potatoes with peppers and onion make a nice dancing partner on the plate for this evening meal. This one I even throw together after a long work day.  Easy clean up.

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