Thursday, August 9, 2012

My dinner last night...

How about a recipe today, guys?  I made a Zucchini Casserole last night with fresh zucchini from our garden.  It was SO GOOD!

Thanks to my mother for the recipe - which I modified a little to keep the calories lower...

1 zucchini cut into bite sized pieces
1 small can of tomato sauce
1 can of mushroom, drained
1 pound of chicken sausage (you can use regular sausage or ground beef - I actually used 4 links of chicken sausage)
Shredded cheddar or mozarella cheese (I used 1 cup of Price Chopper fat free cheddar cheese)
garlic powder

Combine all ingredients in a glass pan. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese.  Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

This was so delish and very low calorie.  The whole casserole came to around 1400.  Since I divide my calories into a relatively small lunch and breakfast and then a heavier dinner, even eating 1/2 of this casserole only put me at 1300 calories for the day.  I even made a piece of garlic bread on 35 calorie per slice oatmeal bread - Country Kitchen makes this bread. 


  1. I love Country Kitchen oatmeal bread. We have that a lot. Also, Sara Lee has a Healthy Multi-grain light bread that is also excellent (45 calories per slice). Make sure you watch out for those fat free cheeses - some of them have added salt and sugar for taste.

  2. I'll have to look for the Sara Lee bread. I also use Sandwich Thins a lot. I don't watch my salt and sugar intake, so no worries there.

  3. also, Thomas's light, multi-grain english muffins are great. 100 calories and 8 grams of fiber. One tablespoon of Simply Jif peanut butter (low salt, low sugar) and you have your perfect combo of protein, fat and carbs.