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Low Carb Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices

As a true Italian, (or Sicilian as my grandma says) I LOVE PIZZA! What I love most about pizza is how versatile it is. You can add any topping...and make it on just about anything! I love portabella mushrooms as a "crust" or cauliflower! So why not zucchini?
Slice your zucchini up. Grill each piece for about 7-8 minutes until tender.If you want to get fancy, you can make a fun pattern with the grill marks =)
Remove from grill, add your tomato sauce (or diced tomatoes with oregano), add toppings of your choice and throw back on the grill for another 7-8 min.until your cheese is melted.
Official Recipe:
--large zucchini slices, cut 3/4 inch thick (love my food processor for this!) --olive oil, for lightly brushing both sides of pizza and oiling grill grate --pizza sauce of your choice (Check the label- avoid anything with more than 6 grams of sugar) --grated cheese
--pizza toppings of your choice ( such as low-fat turkey pepperoni, sauteed mushrooms, , caramelized onions, sliced olives, sauteed bell peppers, or any other toppings you like on pizza.) I strongly suggest jalapenos!!!!
Oil the grill grates (I use a bit of oil on a paper towel), then preheat grill to medium-high. (If using a broiler, it should be reheated as well.)
Cut zucchini into thick slices about 3/4 inch thick or you can cut them long ways like a zucchini bread stick.Grill the zucchini 7-8 minutes, or until there are some grill marks and it's starting to be tender. (If the zucchini has a side that's slightly larger, grill that first so it will be the "top.")Remove zucchini from the grill. Add sauce, cheese, and other toppings as desired. (I spread each slice of zucchini with about 1 T red pizza sauce, then sprinkled each piece with a generous pinch of pizza cheese, added 4-5 slices of turkey pepperoni, and sprinkled over a tiny bit more cheese.)Put loaded zucchini slices back on the grill and cook 7-8 minutes more with the grill lid closed. (Check them every few minutes to see when the cheese is melted and the toppings are lightly browned, especially if you're using a broiler. If you have a gas grill where you can regulate the heat, I turned it to high when I put the pizza back on.)Remove zucchini pizzas from grill and serve hot!
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Zucchini Tots – Low Carb

Zucchini Tots Needing a side dish for dinner tonight?? WARNING ~ these are ADDICTING!! I know you are like 'what another zucchini recipe' but YES I mean I love zucchini already but these Zucchini tots top the cake for me!! Not only are they kid-friendly but zucchini tots are the perfect solution for helping the fam get their veggies while enjoying a healthier version of a tot! I prefer to make them in the mini muffin tins for a perfect little bite size dish! Be sure to SHARE so you can find it easier later! Zucchini Tots Ingredients: 1 cup zucchini, grated 1 large egg 1/4 medium onion, diced 1/4 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs salt and pepper to taste cooking spray Directions: Preheat oven to 400°. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Grate the zucchini into a clean dish towel. Wring all of the excess water out of the zucchini. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste. Fill each muffin section to the top, pushing down on the filling with your spoon so it's nice and compacted so they don't fall apart when you take them out of the tin. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the tops are golden... I prefer mine a little well done, so just watch them to cook a little longer if you want it that way as well. Use a plastic knife or rubber spatula around the edges of each tot to remove them from the muffin tin. Enjoy!! Servings: 3 Serving Size: 4 tots • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts • Calories: 108 • Fat: 4.3 g • Protein: 6.8 g • Carb: 11.5 g • Fiber: 1.8 g • Sugar: 2 g Sodium: 262 mg (without salt)