• 8 small zucchini
  • 4 cups low-fat ham, chopped fine
  • 2 eggs or egg substitute, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup low-fat Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  1. With a sharp knife, cut off the ends of the zucchini and hollow out the inside, removing the pulp.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ham, eggs, basil, green pepper and cheese.
  3. Pack 1/2 cup of this mixture into each zucchini, using fingers or a teaspoon.
  4. Place the zucchini in a baking dish coated with a non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Brush the stuffed zucchini with oil.
  6. Bake in a preheated 325 degree F oven for 45 minutes. The zucchini will be fork-tender.

Recipe Yield: Prep Time: 15 Minutes - Cost: $``Servings: 8 - Difficulty Level: 2

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 190
Fat: 6.6 grams
Sodium: 29 milligrams
Protein: 7 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams

Diabetic Exchanges

3/4 Bread/Starch, 1 Medium-Fat Meat

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