This Mediterranean stuffed zucchini boats recipe with feta and spinach is one of the best healthy dinner ideas and one of the quick easy recipes to prepare and enjoy at home.
If you are checking this blog, then the chances that you are looking for a loaded fulfilling meal with low calories are very high. Do not worry. You landed on the right article. Zucchini boats come in different variations. Hence this recipe is tweakable to suit your taste buds as you enjoy a healthy dish homely prepared. However, I am an advocate of the feta and spinach combination for several reasons. One is the nutrients that these two ingredients are loaded with. The second is that I am a Mediterranean person and I always find myself attached to my roots when it comes to meals.
My vegetarian stuffed zucchini boats are stuffed with spinach puree, feta cheese, and ricotta cheese. Their stuffing is quite similar to Spanakopita, the Greek spinach pie. And if you have not yet tried making this pie then you are missing a lot. Therefore, do not forget to check my delicious and healthy recipe that you can enjoy with the whole family. This recipe is an ideal choice if you are looking for healthy dinner ideas for your family.
This recipe is served as an appetizer or a light dinner, hence, it is not baked with red or white sauce. Yet you can bake these Mediterranean stuffed zucchini boats in red or béchamel sauce, and serve them next to a bowl of rice as a main dish for lunch or dinner.
The whole process from preparing the filling, making the vessel of the boats, stuffing the zucchini, and baking takes 30 to 35 minutes. This recipe is by far one of the quick easy recipes to prepare. It is an ideal choice if you are looking for healthy dinner ideas for you and the family.
If you have gone through my website then you have definitely guessed my preference. Homemade feta cheese all the way! You can prepare Feta cheese at home with less hassle. I have written a detailed blog on how to prepare feta cheese. Now back to our Mediterranean stuffed zucchini boats, you can always opt for store-bought Feta cheese if you do not have time and you still want to feed your late-night cravings.
The answer is simple: its ingredients. Zucchini is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is loaded with Vitamin A which supports the vision and immune system. On the other hand, spinach one of the filling’s main ingredients is an important source of vitamin K. It is as well rich in calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. All these nutrients are essential in maintaining bone health. Moving to Feta cheese, it is also an important component that improves bone health and density thanks to the high levels of calcium, and phosphorus it holds.
Here are some recommendations:
Yes, you can, but I do not recommend it. When the filling of the zucchini is removed to make the vessel of the boat, it will become thin. Hence, when frozen zucchini tends to become mushy after defrosting.
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These Mediterranean stuffed zucchini boats with feta and spinach are the best healthy dinner idea and one of the quick easy recipes to prepare
Calories: 181 kcal per serving | Serving size: 1/2 zucchini | Number of servings: 4
Total Fat 15 g | Saturated Fat 5 g | Cholesterol 17 mg | Sodium 416 mg | Potassium 82 mg | Total Carbohydrate 4 g | Dietary Fiber 1 g | Sugars 2 g | Protein 8 g | Vitamin A: 21% | Vitamin C: 9% | Calcium: 18% | Iron: 2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet