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Healthy Living: Parmesan Zucchini


Instead of using bread crumbs to bread your favorite vegetable or meat, have you tried crushed cereal? If you pick a high fiber cereal to use instead of bread crumbs it enhances the nutritional value of the meal. You can either place the cereal in a food processor to make into crumbs or do it the old fashion way – crush them yourself.

Take a zip top bag and place the cereal of choice in that bag. You can either crush it with your hands or roll a rolling pin over the cereal of few times and voila you have cereal crumbs.  

Parmesan Zucchini
Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes         Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 zucchini
1 egg
1/2 cup crushed cereal
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 tsp oregano

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice the zucchini into 1/2-inch round pieces. In a small bowl, add egg. In a shallow bowl, combine crush cereal, cheese and oregano.  Dip zucchini in egg bowl and then cereal crumb bowl. Place cereal covered zucchini on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information:  Calories per Serving: 55, Fat: 2g (Saturated Fat 1g), Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 111mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 4g. 

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician


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