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Italian Courgette & Cheese Bake

DESCRIPTION

Courgettes (zucchinis) have a low glycemic index, are LOW CARB AND research is showing that courgettes may have anti-inflammatory properties, may help support thyroid function as well as may help with regulating blood sugar!

QUICK PREP HINTS:

This is another super easy recipe!

You can make & store any extra in an airtight container & freeze with some left-over chicken for your own “freezer-dinner” next week!

Courgettes are a great source of potassium! (Approximately 100 mg of potassium in each serving of this recipe.)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium courgettes (sliced or chopped to desired size)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 c shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 c shredded mozzarella or pizza cheese
  • ½ pkg cream cheese, chopped into ½ inch squares
  • ¼ c unflavored whey protein powder
  • 1 T Italian herbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 T butter
  • ½ tsp salt (for salt water soak)
  • water (to cover chopped courgettes)

INSTRUCTIONS

Makes 10 servings

Preheat oven to 175 C. Spray small baking dish (~8” square) with spray & place butter in the bottom and set aside. Place chopped courgettes in salt water (½ tsp salt) in medium bowl and soak for ~10 minutes. Drain off water, rinse & pat dry. In small bowl, mix herbs,1 tsp salt, garlic powder & protein powder & set aside. In medium bowl, toss all ingredients, holding out ½ c of Parmesan cheese. Place in baking dish. Cover with foil & bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling.  Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese on top and bake uncovered for ~15 minutes or until the top is starting to turn brown.

NUTRITION INFO:

per SERVING: 9 g protein, 3 g NET carbohydrates, 10 g fat

*may vary pending brand of ingredients used