Low Carb Stuffed Peppers or Zucchini

Friday, August 25, 2017
Watching carbs? Check out this delicious healthier alternative for low carb stuffed pepper or zucchini! This recipe is so easy!

Low Carb Stuffed Peppers or Zucchini

 Seems like whenever you cut out an ingredient, the taste is compromised but luckily these will please all the low carb lovers out there! 

I really do love them stuffed with any kind of vegetable.
Our family recently started really getting serious about eating low carb.

My son was diagnosed with diabetes, now I am cooking a whole lot different. Feeling healthy and keeping his numbers well in control with this low carb diet. The main focus is to recreate healthy meals that doesn't impede flavor so you don't miss the old way. 

We want to live a healthy life style and keep everyone eating delicious healthy meals as always. It takes a lot of determination and motivation to change the way you eat after several years of eating a different way.
So I am starting off with this awesome stuffed pepper dish. It was truly delicious and we didn't miss any of the carbs that make it non diabetic friendly.

Low Carb Stuffed Peppers or Zucchini Recipe

inChop 1 zucchini in small pieces or shred it

  • Chop 2 or 3 Zucchini sliced lengthwise, remove the insides with a spoon to hollow out set the insides aside to use for stuffing
    2 or 3 Whole peppers split half and seed removed
  • Cooked seasoned ground turkey or hamburger meat (this is optional) see note below1 small can tomato sauce or homemade sauce
    Shredded Mozzarella or your favorite shredded cheese (provolone works great too!)
    Salt, pepper to taste
    2 slivered garlic cloves
    2 eggs
    grated cheese
  • Seasoning: Italian blend seasoning, salt, pepper to taste, cayenne to taste and granulated garlic


  1. In a medium sized bowl add the cooked turkey/hamburger, (or all vegetables if making vegetarian style.)  Add the eggs, garlic, salt, pepper and chopped zucchini that was set aside.
    Mix together. 

    Stuff the peppers and zucchini with this mixture. Pour the tomato sauce over the top.  Sprinkle with grated cheese. Top with shredded mozzarella and bake at 400 degrees until cheese is browned.

    Note for other options:  If you want another kind meatless version,  you can also use chop 2 cups of chopped cauliflower instead of  zucchini or chopped tomatoes with some shredded mozzarella.

    For meat version: use 1 lb ground  seasoned ground Turkey or  Hamburger sauteed in olive oil drained and set aside ( season with minced garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.)
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This watermelon salad is just a huge burst of freshness! What better way to keep summer alive than with watermelon basil salad? What a perfect salad to keep that diet on track and healthy meal gives you a burst of energy!

Watermelon Basil Salad is fresh watermelon on a bed of fresh greens, fresh vegetables and perfect for summer diet food

Fresh All Year Long!

This is sure to please all your family and friends and goes especially well at a barbecue.

Don't miss the flavors even at the end of summer. Make a salad that shout summer all year long!

As long as you can get watermelon in your area, this salad always brings your mind to a warmer place.

This is a healthy alternative with a subtle sweetness of summer all year long.

If you love watermelon, then this salad will be your new found favorite salad.

It's just bursting with fresh flavors and summer lingers on all year long.

Watermelon Basil Salad is fresh watermelon on a bed of fresh greens, fresh vegetables and perfect for summer diet food

It's always a plate full of colorful pretty fruit and greens!

Such a pretty salad to serve, healthy for your diet and shouts Summer time with these leafy greens and watermelon!

This is perfect for a brunch with your friends, they will be very impressed on how this presents itself.

It's not only colorful but this basil dressing is over the top fabulous.

Watermelon Basil Salad is fresh watermelon on a bed of fresh greens, fresh vegetables and perfect for summer diet food with basil, herb, low fat mozzarella

Calling all Watermelon Lovers!

I love to use the leftover dressing to brush it on top of roasted vegetables, add some grated cheese and broil the tops. That just adds the perfect accompaniment this salad.

I chop my watermelon in small chunks. I cubed it and then diced it smaller, take out the seeds if you don't like them. I do buy seedless watermelon.

If you're a watermelon lover, then this Watermelon Basil Salad will be your new favorite salad for sure!

Watermelon Basil Salad

Watermelon Basil Salad Recipe


4 pounds of seedless cubed watermelon
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
1/4 cup cubed mozzarella, provolone or feta
1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
1 teaspoon fresh chopped mint
1 small seedless cucumber cut into small pieces
salt pepper to taste
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil

Romaine full lettuce leaves
Fresh basil leaves
Mint sprigs

Basil Oil Dressing see below:
1 cup fresh basil leaves
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


    Watermelon Basil Salad Recipe

    (Basil Oil Dressing):

    Blanch the basil leaves in boiling water for one minute. Place in a bath of ice water. Drain.
    Put the basil and olive oil in a food processor and blend till smooth. Pour this basil oil into a  cheesecloth with a glass bowl underneath it. Let it drip. Do not squeeze cheese cloth. Let drip around 1 hour.

    In the meantime make the salad. I line a bowl or individual plates with romaine lettuce set aside.
    In another bowl toss the watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes and cheese with olive oil and lemon juice. Transfer to your serving bowl or plates.

    Drizzle with basil oil and more olive oil. Salt, pepper to taste.

    Garnish with mint sprigs and basil leaves.
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