Stuffed Zucchini Boats or Balls (Gluten Free, Vegan)
Besides the taste, the next best part of this recipe is definitely the ease and versatility. This dinner can be paleo, vegan, low fodmap or anything in between. Below, I've posted my two favorite flavors to stuff zucchinis with - use those as blueprints to create your own masterpiece!
Then, chop the zucchini flesh into small cubes, along with the rest of your veggies. Put the chopped veggies in a pot and sautée with water, chicken/veggie stock or oil until soft. By the time they are nearly cooked, you can add your spinach, beans, optional meat and your cheese or pesto sauce. Stir until combined and take off the heat.
Top your stuffed zuch's with your cheese, place on a baking tray covered with foil and pop in the oven. Bake until the external zucchini is tender, around 30-45 minutes. While it is cooking, you can whip up your side salad or make homemade tortillas chips by cooking a tortilla (I suggest For for Life's rice tortilla) on the stovetop.
Need more ideas for fillings? Add quinoa, tofu or pulled jackfruit for some vegan protein, rice, enchilada sauce, or even last night's leftovers. It's hard to go wrong when the "bowl" tastes so good!
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