There are quite a few bloggers I admire from afar but only a handful I subscribe to. Snack Girl is one of them. Her site is full of fun simple food advice for those looking to eat a little healthier and a lot less processed.
Lisa reached out to me when her book, Snack Girl to the Rescue! was coming out and asked if I'd like a copy to review.
Ummm, of course! And here's why:
Lisa is sharing her best, tried and true advice on avoiding common weight-loss pitfalls, shopping healthier on a budget, and getting in shape, along with 100 recipes for fun, quick, and affordable meals and snacks—all of which clock in under 400 calories and are Weight Watchers friendly!
There are no gimmicks, no short cuts, it's just how you're supposed to live: a healthy, balanced life. Lisa shows us in this book that nobody is perfect — but with a few minor tweaks, you can change your lifestyle, be happy and be healthy.
A woman after my own heart. It's like we were cut from the same cloth! How can you not love her?
Anyway, Lisa and I decided to do a recipe exchange. She's posting one of my ideas on her blog today and I chose a recipe from her book.
I went with the Ham and Cheese Zucchiniwich because a.) it sounded super simple -- you guys know I have a recipe following problem b.) I had all the ingredients on hand and c.) I REALLY wanted something cheesy!
Well, this TOTALLY hit the spot. Here's what I did (it does slightly vary from her recipe)...
- 1 medium zucchini
- 1 oz of your favorite cheese, cubed (I used monterey jack)
- 1 oz cubed ham
- 1 tsp grainy dijon mustard
Heat the broiler or toaster oven.
Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and hollow it out with a tablespoon.
Toss the ham and cheese with the mustard. Make sure the cubes aren't too big. They need to fit in the zucchini!
Pile the ham and cheese in the zucchini boats.
Place under the broiler for about 2-3 minutes until the cheese melts and starts to brown.
Let it cool for a few minutes before biting into the cheesiness, and yes, it's totally pickup-able!
All the yumminess of grilled ham and cheese without the bread!
My nutritional info came out slightly different from Snack Girl's, probably because I used a different cheese. Here's what I'm estimating based on MyFitnessPal.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|170||10g||2g||old: 4||new: 4|