Confession: I am a HUGE zucchini fan. These zucchini boats are calling my name right now with all their cheesy comfort goodness that’s just oozing out of these food pics. And guess what, busy moms, these fun boats will not take hours to prepare!
Do your kids come running to the kitchen when you’re cooking or baking something out of the ordinary? My kids do too. Simply making veggies more fun and visually appealing is a great way to beef up an appreciate for the wonderful world of vegetables.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’m really, reeeeeaaaallly trying to eat more healthy and “clean.” Do you know what that means? There’s a lot more celery, spinach, zucchinis and spaghetti squash around my house now. So, brace yourself for more veggie-filled recipes!
But, my husband and kiddos still want their comfort food. You know the cheesy, meaty dishes that make you want to cuddle up afterwards and enjoy all the comfiness of the moment?
So the ingredients in our kitchen have to make both healthy and comfort foodies happy. This dish does just that! I can even leave out the ground beef and cut back on the cheese for me, but the rest of my family? They’ll scream, “Add more cheese!”
This is also a great dish to make for friends and family. Everyone gets their own “boat” and can add extra cheese, sour cream or guacamole to top things off ever-so-perfectly. Plus, it’s just fun to eat out of a “boat”, right? ;0)
Oooh! But don’t forget my favorite Tex-Mex ingredient of all — fresh cilantro. Mmm-hmmm..that yummy green stuff will take your recipe from (whispers in quiet voice) enchiladas to (jumps on couch and screams) ENCHILADAS! Trust me…don’t forget the cilantro..and yes, it HAS to be fresh. NO substitutions. Nada. Never. Ever.
Oh, and to keep things super-simple, you can use canned enchilada sauce. But if you want to keep your recipe super-fresh, I highly recommend using this recipe to create a healthy, homemade, oh-so-yummy enchilada sauce for your zucchini boats.
Enjoy taking a new adventure and creating some amazing enchilada inside a beautiful, green zucchini!