Zucchini Gratin (high protein)

I am growing up. I am making “grown up” food. Well, I wouldn’t consider this a real main dish, although that’s how I like to eat it because I tend to eat smaller meals (but eat them often) rather than have large meals. This would make a lovely side dish or a nice main dish if you’re like me.

It’s slightly cheesy and the nutritional yeast provides a phenomenal nutty flavor. It accents really well with the cumin and turmeric. Plus, these spices are really good for you – they are considered one of the best spices for a person’s health.

I liked to eat this with some salsa. But then again, I have a slight salsa-obsession.

Adapted from Our Life in Food.

Nutritional stats: 255 calories, 21g protein, 12g fat, 14g carbs

Kammie wants to know:

  • What’s your favorite way to eat zucchini?

  • Have you ever had nutritional yeast, what do you use it in usually?

Let me know in the comments below!


    • Kammie says

      Aww thank you Smidge! And I only started in the kitchen in March! I have put off some recipes that I am going to do soon too, it’s pretty exciting making more grown up food :) :)

  1. says

    This looks great! I have a bunch of zucchini to eat up so I might try this today! I love that its so simple yet makes the zucchini much more appealing! Sometimes I just get bored eating just roasted zucchini chunks!! Haha

  2. says

    I LOVE that this recipe is for one–my boyfriend does not touch zucchini unless it is finely grated and put into cookies. And it’s such an interesting twist on zucchini gratin. Thanks for sharing it with Fresh Foods Wednesdays!

    • Kammie says

      So happy you like it! I live alone (well, with a roommate, but we don’t share food) so I’m all about doing onsie servings :) Let me know if you try it out!