HCG Diet Recipes > Side dishes > Hcg Diet Grilled Zucchini Recipe
- Zucchini (Fresh) (32.0 medium sized zucchini)
- Lemon Juice (4.0 wedge yields)
- Lemon Pepper (4.0 tsp)
- Oregano (Dried) (4.0 tsp)
- Salt (4.0 dash)
- Black Pepper (4.0 dash)
- Butter (400.0 g)
Are you on a diet? Then this nutritious and healthy recipe will definitely worth adding in the list of recipes that you need to prepare to achieve and maintain your desired weight. This is a recipe for grilled zucchini.
- Start by preparing the grill. Preheat it and spray with Pam or any nonstick cooking spray.
- While the grill is heating, get a small saucepan or any frying pan that you can use for this step. Put the pan over medium heat.
- Then melt ½ cup of butter and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and mix them into the pan. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of dried oregano.
- Cook until it is well mixed and then season it with salt and pepper. Remove the mixture from the heat and transfer in a small bowl.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the zucchini in desired size and shape. Then put them in a small plate or bowl.
- When the grill is ready start brushing seasoned butter on the cut side of each zucchini piece. Then place the seasoned zucchini on the grill.
- Cook for at least 12 minutes or until the zucchini sides are well-cooked when it’s just beginning to soften.
- When all of the zucchini are cooked, take them out from the grill and place in a flat plate. Serve them hot.
- Zucchini Facts:
Here are some of the reasons why Zucchini is a must-add in your diet.
A cup of zucchini contains 36 calories and 10% of the RDA of dietary fiber which treats digestion, avoid having constipation, curbs overeating, and keeps low blood sugar.
It helps lower cholesterol because of the zucchini’s dietary fiber. This fiber attaches itself to bile acids that the liver makes from cholesterol for digesting fat. Because the dietary fiber binds so well with bile acid, it instantly digests fat, and the liver is charged with generating more bile acid.
The dietary fiber in zucchini also promotes healthy and regular bowel movements. It also helps in avoiding carcinogenic toxins from settling in the colon. There are also other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin A, and folate which can be found in zucchini. These acts as powerful antioxidants that fights oxidative stress that can lead to certain types of cancer.
The vitamin C and the vitamin A do not only act as powerful antioxidants of our body, they are also known to be anti-inflammatory agents. Along with the copper found in zucchini, these vitamins prevent the risk of having hyper-inflammatory disorders such as asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Zucchini consumption can also lessen the risk of heart attack or stroke because of the magnesium and folate it possess.
Magenesium also provides a lot of health benefits to our body such as it contributes to a slew of normal physiological functions, supports the body in protein and carbohydrates digestion, and catalyzes the production of fatty acids and cholesterol.
Zucchini also helps lower blood pressure because of magnesium and potassium. Both of them that can be found in zucchini are essential to help lessen the body circulatory system’s stress.
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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving