I have just completed week 6 of a 9 month internship and boy is it going by fast! I am currently at McKee Medical Center in Loveland where I am doing the majority of my clinical hours. McKee Medical is a community hospital and so far I
have loved the
experience. My preceptors have been great, I feel like a sponge trying to soak up their knowledge and gain as much from my time with them as possible.
During my time at McKee, I have also developed a love for the hospital cafeteria’s sweet potato and pecan bread!! Sooo yummy
Although the bread is fairly sweet, it is also realllly filling so makes for a perfect mid-afternoon snack.
Earlier this week one of my preceptors brought in some zucchini boats for lunch that she had made at home. The next day she brought in some of her zucchinis to give to the dietetics staff as her vegetable garden has been producing mass amounts of zucchinis this year. So i thought i would attempt at making my own boats and let me tell you… they turned out pretty darn tasty for a first-timer!
The recipe i chose for my boats was as follows:
- 3 medium zucchinis (the one I had was given was so huge i only needed to use one!)
- 3/4 lb ground turkey (or chicken)
- 1/2 green bell pepper
- 1/3 red bell pepper
- 1/2 medium onion
- 2 medium Roma tomatoes
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 3/4 tsp oregano
- 2 thyme sprigs
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese.
Cut the zucchinis in half lengthways. Scoop out the seeds using a spoon.
Place the zucchini boats in a microwave-safe dish with a small amount of water and cover with clear wrap. Microwave for 4 mins on high.
Meanwhile, dice bell peppers and onions and place in skillet. Cook on stove top for 4 mins before adding ground turkey, garlic, oregano, thyme and tomatoes. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until turkey has browned.
Take the zucchini boats out of the microwave dish and place on a baking tray. Fill the boats with turkey filling and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Broil for 15 mins.
There was plenty of filling left over. This can easily be used in taco salads, on a whole wheat wrap, or simply served on its own.
Although this meal looks to have a number of steps, it is actually pretty quick and super easy.
Thanks for reading!