Zucchini Artichoke Bites – Bariatric Snacks

Steph Wagner

August 22, 2014

Zucchini Artichoke Bites – Bariatric Snacks

 

Zucchini Artichoke Bites // Weight Loss Surgery Recipes // Food Coach Me

For post-bariatric surgery patients, recipes that can also be called “bites” are usually a good fit :)

Meatloaf made in muffin pans, stuffed mushroom caps and these little Zucchini Artichoke Bites.

These little guys are packed with flavor and have no starchy ingredient involved. It’s very easy to make and even easier to eat! It doesn’t provide much protein so I recommend pairing it with a lean meat. We used a Greek Seasoning on chicken breast and served it alongside our bites. Gastric sleeve and gastric bypass patients are sure to enjoy the flavor with lots of leftovers!

This recipe was adapted from a Pampered Chef® Season’s Best cookbook and is easiest to prepare with their amazing cooking tools. The recipe can be created just fine without the products but did make it super easy on me.

Zucchini Artichoke Bites // Weight Loss Surgery Recipes // Food Coach Me

Zucchini Artichoke Bites - Bariatric Snacks

Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 2 oz shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 can quartered artichoke hearts, well drained of water and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 tbsp Greek seasoning (or mix together 1 tsp each oregano, thyme and basil)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F. Place zucchini rounds on a pizza stone or a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix together parmesan cheese, diced artichoke, diced bell pepper, Greek yogurt, garlic and seasoning. Mix well until blended.
  • Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to evenly scoop topping onto each zucchini slice.
  • Bake 14-16 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool and serve.

Notes

*Serving sizes on the recipes are not necessarily "bariatric sized" portions but are "traditional" portion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 2oz | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1277IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Artichoke Bites - Bariatric Snacks
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 454mg20%
Potassium 409mg12%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1277IU26%
Vitamin C 56mg68%
Calcium 254mg25%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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