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Medifast Fried Zucchini recipe
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Ingredients Needed

  1. Cream of Broccoli Soup (2.0 packet)
  2. Zucchini Raw (4.0 cups sliced)
  3. Olive Oil (4.0 tsp)
  4. Olive Oil (4.0 tsp)
  5. Garlic Powder (0.5 tsp)
  6. Olive Oil Cooking Spray (0.666666666666667 second spray)

Instructions

Here’s another way to cook Zucchini.

  • First you’ll need to prepare you oven, preheat it to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then get your zucchini slices and coat each slice with olive oil. Set aside.
  • You will need a gallon Ziploc bag for this step. Mix in the Medifast cream of broccoli soup, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Next, toss your zucchini slices coated with olive oil. To coat them, shake the bag very well.
  • Marinate and put on the refrigerator for 10 minutes. When done take the bag out of the refrigerator.
  • Then get a cookie sheet and spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Spread out the marinated zucchini slices in one layer.
  • Put the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 12 minutes or until the zucchini edges become brown. Flip slices over and broil for 3 minutes or until the color becomes brown.
  • When done, take the cookies sheet out of the oven. Transfer your fried zucchini slices in a bowl or plate. Serve.
  • Facts on Zucchini:

    Zucchini is also known as courgette. It originated in America and it is available in the market in yellow, light green or green color. The shape of this small summer squash is similar to the ridged cucumber and contains numerous seeds.

    The largest producers of zucchini are the following – Japan, China, Romania, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, and Argentina. Some cultivators produce zucchini in round or bottle-shape forms.

    Zucchini is grown all-round the year and can be consumed uncooked or sliced form. It can also be shredded in a cold salad and sometimes just prepared in hot salads.

    Here are some of the health benefits of zucchini consumption:

    It can help you in losing weight as it is very low in calories and it boosts a health serving. It is a great way to satisfy your appetite without adding more calories in your body. Aside from its low calorie content, zucchini contains high water content and it is also rich in fiber.

    It is packed with a lot of nutrients and minerals. Zucchini is an excellent source of manganese, vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, folate, potassium, copper, and phosphorus. It also has a high content of omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, niacin, and protein. These are just some of the nutrients and minerals that your body can get from zucchini consumption.

    When buying zucchini, make sure that you choose those that are young and in sweet taste. The zucchini squash with flowers attached are the real fresh and juicy ones.

    It is also recommended to store zucchini in perforated plastic bags inside refrigerator drawer. Do not store the zucchini fruit for more than 3 days because they can get damaged in the chilling temperature. When the zucchini is damaged, you will see hollow pits in the surface skin of the fruit after you take it out of the refrigerator.

    It is known that zucchini is made up of 95% water. When cooking zucchini the water will ooze out. Therefore, you must salt them first and allow the excess water to be drained out before the preparation is done.

    When you’re eating zucchini, do not remove the skin because that where you get the important nutrient beta-carotene, the vitamin component acting as an antioxidant that protects the cells from oxidation damage.

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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving

  • Calories

    245.0

  • Fat

    1.0g

  • Carbs

    11.0g

  • Protein

    14.0g