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Quick and Simple Clean Eating Zucchini Pizza Bites

Treat yourself and your family to some homemade Zucchini Pizza Bites!
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Are you a zucchini fan? It seems like everyone is this time of year. It’s zucchini season, so enjoy it while it lasts. The farmer’s market is bursting with fresh produce, and buying zucchini is not something I’ll miss out on!

I am pretty sure you will love these zucchini pizza bites. You just need a few simple ingredients and 6 minutes in the oven. If you are watching your portion control, then this is a great recipe for you. And if you are craving pizza, this will for sure satisfy your cravings in a healthy way.

Cauliflower may be the regular replacement for carbs or bread, but don’t underestimate zucchini: it makes perfectly sized pizza bites and adds in a punch of nutrients like vitamins and minerals.

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Besides the fact that Zucchini Pizza Bites are low calorie, some more reasons this recipe should be the next you make:

  • Zucchini supports the nervous system
  • Zucchini contains many phytonutrients that all support eye health (vitamin C, beta carotene, manganese, lutein, and zeaxanthin)
  • Tomatoes pack in lots of vitamin A which supports hair and makes it strong and shiny
  • Dill aids in digestion and improves appetite

So, let’s make these Pizza Bites! You will need:

Zucchini starts you off with a low-carb base to these pizza bites. Enjoy the benefits of antioxidants and minerals.

Tomatoes supply you with lycopene, supporting heart health and vitamin C.

Marinara Sauce creates the perfect sauce base, adding lycopene just like the tomatoes.

Mozzarella cheese contains probiotics, which can improve gut health.

Fresh dill fills you with vitamins C and A.

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How to make Quick and Simple Clean Eating Zucchini Pizza Bites

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Quick and Simple Clean Eating Zucchini Pizza Bites

Treat yourself and your family to some homemade Zucchini Pizza Bites!
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 213kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 4 small tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 stem fresh dill, optional

Instructions

  • Turn on the oven to broil- high.
  • Slice zucchini, about 1/4 inch slices. Spread zucchini on a baking sheet.
  • Spread marinara sauce on each zucchini slice.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the sauce, leave half of the top for the tomato.
  • Slice 4 small tomatoes and place 1 slice on each zucchini.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the tomato.
  • Broil for 6 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  • Take zucchini pizza bites out of the oven, sprinkle with fresh chopped dill and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1786IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 1mg

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