NPESC Health & Wellness

Fuel + Fitness Friday

Weekly Healthy Recipe

Loaded Zucchini Skins

YIELDS: 16
PREP TIME: 0:10

TOTAL TIME: 0:30

Ingredients

1/2 lb. bacon

4 large zucchinis

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/4 tsp. cumin

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 c. shredded Cheddar

1 c. sour cream

2 green onions, sliced


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cook bacon until crispy, 8 to 10 minutes, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and chop into small pieces.
  2. Cut zucchinis in half lengthwise. Using a large metal spoon, scoop out seeds from the insides, then cut each half into three to four pieces.
  3. Transfer zucchini to a large baking sheet and toss with olive oil. Season with chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  4. Bake until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Top each piece of zucchini with cheese and bacon.
  5. Return to oven and bake until cheese is bubbly and zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes more. Garnish with sour cream and green onions.

Weekly Work-out

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Your Challenge this week is to go meat-less 1 day!

Try to continue to go meat-less 1 day each week!

Going meatless, even just once to a few times a week, can make an amazing impact on your health. You don’t have to cut all animal products out of your life cold-turkey, but decreasing the amount of meat and increasing the amount of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole-grains that you eat can do wonders for your health and the health of the environment.

Your Motivation!

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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!