Taco Zucchini Boats

Just in time for Hump Day, I’ve got an easy weeknight recipe for you. This recipe cuts out processed carbs and uses all real food.

This is a true Meal-Prep Pro recipe. The recipe the way I made it serves two people, but the meat part makes more. So either you could double the rest of the ingredients if you’re cooking for more people than that, or you can use the rest of the meat for other things. Taco meat with some BBQ sauce makes a great sandwich, or you can throw it on some salad with salsa and sour cream for a taco salad. Or wrap it in a tortilla. Or just eat it with a fork. Possibilities are endless! The easiest way to eat as healthy as possible is to plan ahead of time.

Recently I’ve started to get better at planning my meals. This isn’t a set-in-stone kind of thing, but it is a rough plan for what I’ll eat for the week. This includes 5 quick breakfasts for work days, plus something else for weekend mornings. I also plan morning and afternoon snacks to take to work, and small lunches. And for dinners, I’ve realized that the best plan is to not stick to the plan. I have a rough idea of what dinners can be made with what’s in the fridge and freezer, and then just make them based on what needs to be used up first, or what we actually want to eat. What are your meal planning strategies?

This recipe serves 2 people, but extra taco meat.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 small zucchinis
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese (or more because CHEESE)
  • Taco toppings (salsa, green onions, sour cream, whatever else makes you happy)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Brown the ground pork in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chili powder, cumin, and paprika and stir to coat everything evenly.
  3. Meanwhile, scoop out the middle of the zucchinis so there’s a trough in the middle. Place them on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  4. Spoon the pork into the zucchinis, top with cheese, and bake for 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted.
  5. Top with your favourite taco toppings to serve.
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