You Don’t Have to Give up Pizza – Try This Delicious Zucchini Recipe and Still Lose Weight!

Let’s face it, everyone loves a slice of pizza, including those who are gluten-intolerant or just trying to avoid wheat for the sake of their own health. Well, today is your lucky day. This easy-to-make zucchini pizza will satisfy all of your needs. It is wheat-free, gluten-free, nutrient-dense, and tasty.

Health Benefits of Garlic and Zucchini

Garlic and zucchini are the most important ingredients in this recipe. As we all know, garlic is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, which is rich in antioxidants that protect our cells from damage. People who regularly consume garlic are at much lower risk of common brain diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s, and brain cancer.

In addition to this, garlic will also provide a healthy dose of numerous essential nutrients, including vitamins B6 and C, fiber, selenium, and manganese. Its strong antimicrobial properties will protect the immune system from infections like the common cold and can help reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Zucchini is also a nutrient-rich veggie, which contains high amounts of omega three fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, zinc, b vitamins, and copper. Its mild flavor makes it an ideal substitute for bread, and it tastes amazing when used in combination with pizza toppings like tomato and cheese.

Wheat-Free Baked Zucchini Pizza Recipe

These baked zucchinis are the healthiest way to enjoy the flavor of an authentic Italian pizza.

You will need:

  • 2 large zucchinis
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated organic Parmesan, shredded mozzarella cheese or vegan cheese (dairy-free)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Slice the zucchinis in half lengthwise.
  3. Brush with olive oil and top with garlic.
  4. Add cheese, tomatoes, salt, and pepper.
  5. Bake at 375º F for 25-30 minutes until soft.

Sources: http://theheartysoul.com/wheat-free-baked-zucchini-pizza/

http://naturallysavvy.com/recipes/baked-zucchini

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/131/3/955S.short

http://www.publish.csiro.au/cp/AR9921653

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