Zucchini Pizza Bites

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Satisfy your craving for pizza with these tasty, gluten-free bites! They’ll make a great finger food for your next party, lunch or a snack. They are also a good option to get you and your family to eat more vegetables. Zucchini as a pizza base has fewer calories than carb options, and are great for portion control. You’ll definitely want to eat more than one zucchini pizza bite!

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup marinara sauce
1/2 cup finely grated mozzarella (organic dairy is always best!)
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

(…I say it’s OK to use pre-made seasonings and sauces … they will save you time.  Just ensure they are sugar-free and not loaded with additives. Raw and organic are always preferred.)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Working in batches, add zucchini and cook, flipping once, until golden, about 1-2 minutes on each side; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Place zucchini rounds onto a large baking sheet. Top each zucchini round with marinara, mozzarella.
  4. Place into oven and cook until the cheese has melted, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Italian seasoning, if desired.

 

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Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is an organic food fanatic, green living aficionado, and has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he wrote his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, which has now been used professionally in over 500 health clinics. Dr. Hardick regularly blogs healthy recipes and holistic health articles on his own website, DrHardick.com, and speaks to numerous professional and public audiences every year. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario. Learn More