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healthy zucchini pancakes recipe for weight loss Evan Lynch sports nutritionist & weight loss expert

BAKED ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

Are you looking for healthy recipes for weight loss? Then, here I have the best recipe for snacks for you. Most of the time, zucchini dishes are fried, but we will keep them healthy and bake these zucchini fritters. You will enjoy the perfect crisp even after baking them. These fritters are healthy, easy to make, suitable for anyone on a low carb diet, they are gluten-free.

Now let’s see how to prepare this healthy snack. For more recipes like this you can check out my recipe book here and if you want to get some professional insights into how you can easily lose weight (without having a miserable diet), why not book into my online nutrition clinic at a time and date that suits you, by clicking right here.

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 7 to 8 Fitters

Ingredients:

  • Zucchini – 2 large
  • Onion – 1 small (finely chopped)
  • Salt – 1 tsp. /as per taste
  • Black pepper – ½ tsp. /as per taste
  • Egg – 2 large
  • Olive oil spray
  • Garlic – 1 tbsp. (minced)
  • Almond flour – 1 cup ( finely grounded)
  • Coconut flour – 1 tbsp.

Instructions/Method:

  • First of all, peel out the zucchini and wash it.
  • Now, grate the zucchini using the grating attachment of your food processor.
  • Take a large and open bowl and set a strainer atop of it. Place all the grated zucchini in the strainer and add ½ teaspoon salt in it.
  • Mix it well and let it drain for at least 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, press the zucchini with the spoon to extract all the extra liquid. 
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. cover the baking tray with parchment paper and spray it with some olive oil.
  • Now take a large and open bowl and transfer the drained and grated zucchini in it. 
  • Add chopped onions, garlic, salt, freshly grounded black pepper, coconut flour, almond flour, and eggs.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Now take a scoop and scoop out the zucchini fitter’s mixture into the already prepared baking tray. While using the back of the spoon, lightly flatten the fitters and shape them into rounds.
  • Once you set all the fitters in the baking tray, spray the tops with some olive oil.
  • Now, set the tray in the oven and bake the zucchini fritters until they are wonderfully fragrant or golden brown. It will take 10 minutes on each side. 
  • Flip the side after 10 minutes and spray some olive oil again.
  • Once they are done, place or transfer the zucchini fritters into a plate. The crispy, healthy, and low in carbs snack is ready to eat.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite sauce or yogurt.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories – 260 (2 fritters)
  • Carbohydrates – 12g
  • Fat – 20g
  • Protein – 10g
  • Fiber – 6g
  • Sugar – 4g
  • Sodium – 289mg

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Mixed berry smoothie bowl

Are you tired of eating the same breakfast every day? Then here I have a delicious and healthy recipe for you. It will keep you energetic and active for the whole day. A smoothie bowl of raspberries and blueberries is one of the most satisfying breakfast dishes with different fresh fruits. This is also going to be the best breakfast for your healthy diet routine. This bowl of fruits is going to be the best start to your day. It will give you the feel of silky and smooth ice cream.

We will use frozen and fresh fruits in it that is a perfect combination for a perfect smoothie. We will use honey instead of white sugar to make it healthier. We will use plain yogurt and almond milk to enhance its flavors and to adjust the consistency. 

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Prep time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • Frozen raspberries – 1 cup
  • Frozen blueberries – ½ cup
  • Sliced banana – 1 medium
  • Plain yogurt – ½ cup
  • Almond milk – ½ cup (unsweetened)
  • Honey – 1 tbsp.
  • Ice – 3 tbsp. (crushed)

Toppings:

  • Fresh blueberry – 7 to 10 
  • Fresh raspberries – 5 to 7
  • Low-fat granola – 2 tbsp.
  • Chia seeds – 1 tbsp.
  • Few Mint leaves – for garnishing

Instructions/Method:

  • Add frozen raspberries, blueberries, raspberries, and banana in a blender.
  • Now, add yogurt, milk, honey, and crushed ice in the blender.
  • After that, blend all the fruits or ingredients.
  • Blend it well until the thick and smooth mixture.
  • Now, you can taste it and adjust the sweetness as per your choice.
  • By adding some more milk, you can adjust the thickness or consistency of the smoothie.
  • Now pour the smoothie into an open bowl.
  • Add toppings like fresh raspberries, fresh blueberries, chia seed, and granola.
  • Garnish it with few fresh mint leaves.
  • Your yummiest and healthy smoothie bowl for breakfast is ready to eat.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Note:

  • If you want to use fresh berries instead of frozen, you can increase the quantity of ice.
  • In this recipe, we used honey to keep it healthier, but you can also use white sugar.
  • You can also use flavored yogurt instead of plain. Soya yogurt is fine if you are lactose intolerant or plant based!
  • You can also top your smoothie with some nuts.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories – 360
  • Carbohydrates – 63g
  • Fat – 7g
  • Protein – 23.9g
  • Fiber – 11g
  • Sugar – 27g
  • Sodium – 191.5mg

Note:

The nutrition facts mentioned above may differ as per the freshness of used fruits or ingredients.