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December 6, 2016

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Zucchini Scramble

Zucchini Scramble

This quick scramble makes a delicious breakfast. Serve it with English muffins, warm tortillas, or toasted French bread.

Makes 4 1-cup servings


1/2 cup water 
1 onion, chopped 
2 garlic cloves, minced 
2 medium zucchini, finely diced (about 2 cups) 
1/2 pound firm tofu, diced 
1 teaspoon chili powder 
1 to 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 
1/2 cup salsa (optional) 
4 English muffins, warm tortillas, or toasted French bread, for serving


Heat 1/2 cup of water in a large, nonstick skillet. Add onion and garlic. Cook over high heat, stirring often, until soft, about 5 minutes. 

Add zucchini, tofu, and chili powder. Reduce heat and cook, stirring often, until zucchini is tender, about 5 minutes. Add a small amount of additional water to prevent sticking, if necessary. 

Stir in soy sauce. Top with salsa, if using. Serve with English muffins, warm tortillas, or toasted French bread.

Source: Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer by Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

Per 1-cup serving: Calories: 70; Fat: 2.6 g; Saturated Fat: 0.5 g; Calories from Fat: 33.1%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 5.9 g; Carbohydrates: 7.8 g; Sugar: 2.9 g; Fiber: 2.3 g; Sodium: 150 mg; Calcium: 136 mg; Iron: 1.5 mg; Vitamin C: 6.1 mg; Beta-Carotene: 496 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.3 mg

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