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As I was making this weeks meal plan, I realized I hadn’t put this  ZUCCHINI LASAGNA recipe we had on the  Fitness Vacation last November with all of my other recipes.    This week I am making homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs.  It is VERY good and leaves me with lots of delicious spaghetti sauce, so that’s why I will be making ZUCCHINI LASAGNA as well this week.  YUM!

This is how I make 

spaghetti sauce – diced zucchini – ricatta cheese – pepperoni
Top with Cheese
Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  And done.
This is definitely one to add you your menu.  
Super good, easy and quick to make.
Enjoy 🙂


I have made Zucchini Pizza before but the cheese was the key in making it good.  Now I’m avoiding dairy.  So this is the  Zucchini Pizza 2, and I actually liked it better!  I didn’t miss that cheese at all!
I made these for the Slow-Carb sampling party we had on friday.  It was really fun by the way!  Because we were sampling, I cut them into smaller pieces.  It’s much faster to cut them into long slices.

  • Put them in a zip-lock and drizzle olive oil. 
  • Shake up.
  • Lay them flat on foil lined cookie sheet.
  • Put them under the BROILER for 2 minutes.
  • Turn them over and broil an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add spaghetti or pizza sauce on top.
  • Add a slice of pepperoni or turkey on top.
  • Put them back under the broiler for a few minutes.  Watch closely and take out when the pepperoni looks good to you!

Fitness Vacation Recap 4: THURSDAY

Thursday morning we headed out to the beach… thinking it was warmer than it really was!  
But that didn’t stop us from the workout! HEHEHE… Seriously, my peeps were awesome!

OK, I was really cold!  I forgot my jacket!

So this fisherman put out his line, and within minutes he was reeling something in…


It was very exciting to us!  I’m embarrassed to say that I clapped for him once he had the fish in his hand.  He looked over at us and said “Hi” with a head nod.
We then felt that we should go over to him to see the fish he caught.  

The Fisherman was really nice:  He showed us the fish and told us about it.  We learned that he works for a fishing magazine and gets paid to go up and down the Florida Coast fishing… “The Best Job!”  He was in this particular location because of the migrating fish.  We thought that was so cool!

Well, it became cooler a few hours later when we saw – from our balcony -what we think to be schools of fish migrating!  It was really hard to believe what we were seeing.  There were no clouds making shadows and the dark forms changed constantly!  
If anyone has any info on what we were seeing,  PLEASE share!  I would love to know more about this!

Oh and by the way, this is what that exact spot normally looks like- plus some surfers!
 Here is one more picture of this spot, plus me holding a really cool surfboard pretending to know what I am doing with it!  LOL
The dark shadows kept moving south for the next few hours, and then we never saw them again.  

This is me eating delicious Roasted Sweet Corn from MELISSA’S.  They are good as a salad topping, in trail mix and salsas, but we just ate them alone!  They make for a great SWEET TREAT, and we all agreed!
 Kay and Carolyn were eating a HEALTHY SNACK of chicken salad, veggies and hummus.

the MEAL
We had a LOT of wonderful zucchini from MELISSA’S to eat, and this is how we used them:

add seasoning
sprinkle with parmesan cheese
350 degrees – cook 30 minutes
spaghetti sauce – diced zucchini – ricatta cheese 
Top with Parmesan Cheese

Here I did 3 layers. 
Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes

We didn’t make this on our trip, but it is a great healthy way to eat zucchini.  
Find the recipe HERE.

Tomorrow I will let you in on our final day, FRIDAY.

If you are interested in your own
 e-mail me at
and we will talk!


I love pizza and am realizing that I can play around with it to kill the carbs and increase the nutrition.  It’s like a DREAM… true HEALTHY PIZZA!
So here’s what I did.
1. Cut zucchini into about 1/4 in slices.
2. Put zucchini in a zip-lock bag with olive oil.  Shake up really good.
3. Put the slices flat onto a pan… save your self clean-up time and lay down some foil first.
4. Broil for 2 minutes, flip, and then broil an addition 2 minutes.
5. Add your sauce, cheese, and another toppings you want.  
6. Broil one more time for 2 min.  

 Watch the cheese and make sure it doesn’t burn.

I really enjoyed these with my KALE CHIPS.  
My kids plate. 
OK, so I didn’t fool them with the pizza.  They were a little weirded out
 – with good reason – 
and ate the top off the pizza, leaving the zucchini for the trash 🙁 
 Oh well, I guess this will be MOM’S version!   
Try it out and let me know what you think.  
Did you get creative with your toppings?