Zucchini Boats


I love the comfort of a lasagne or pasta bake, but I know these dishes are full of processed carbs and not exactly packed with nutrition. Zucchini boats are a great way to make a healthy version of pizza or pasta, and this basic recipe can be tweaked to include your family’s favourite ingredients.


  • 4 large zucchini, halved lengthwise
  • 1.5 cups of your favourite pasta sauce (home-made tomato or bolognese work well)
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella or non-dairy alternative
  • Chopped fresh basil or parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. 
  2. Scoop out the insides of the zucchini  to create zucchini ‘boats’.
  3. Heat up a frypan to medium and add your olive oil.
  4. Add zucchini and cook until tender (about 7 minutes).
  5. Put your zucchini onto a large baking sheet and spoon in your sauce and top with cheese. 
  6. Bake until the cheese is a bubbling golden brown.  This should take around 15 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with herbs and serve!


  • Top your boats with nitrate-free pepperoni, sliced olives, and mushrooms before sprinkling on cheese for a ‘pizza’ vibe.
  • Add fresh chilli to your sauce for ‘arrabiata’.
  • Add meatballs for extra protein.
  • Add extra nutrition and flavour by adding halved cherry tomatoes and pickled artichokes.

Trending Articles…


With wellness becoming a greater focus in our lives, we’re constantly looking for fun new ways we can refresh and re-energise. Here are three different wellness techniques you can try.The ears are a surprising source of stress relief because they’re covered in reflex...


Writing in a Gratitude Journal each day can help increase your overall wellbeing and happiness. Use your journal to refocus on the multitude of positives in your life and create a wonderful treasure to reflect on as you navigate life. I have often looked back upon my...

Do you have a love-hate relationship with exercise?
Do you have a love-hate relationship with exercise?

Exercise can bring up a lot of funky feelings. You may be self–conscious about your athletic skills, that was me. Or you may be stuck in this story where you think you hate exercising. You might think exercise is something you “have” to do. Or maybe you think that if...

Are You a Tired Momma?
Are You a Tired Momma?

It's such an important part of our lives, but how much thought have you given to what goes into getting a good night's sleep? It wasn't until I became a sleep-deprived mom that I truly appreciated the importance of sleep (for myself and my daughter). Not only is it...

The Secret Topic of Miscarriage
The Secret Topic of Miscarriage

Why is miscarriage such a taboo subject? It is something people generally don't speak of or if they do, it's spoken of in secret. When pregnant with my first baby I was so excited to have finally fallen pregnant that I literally wanted to tell the world, but you see...

My Health is No Longer a Monday to Friday Job
My Health is No Longer a Monday to Friday Job

I was a Monday to Friday girl for many years. From work, to exercise, to eating well; it only happened on weekdays. Then weekends came and I consumed all the carbs I hadn’t eaten during the week, overindulged and stayed up much too late. Monday mornings came way too...

Love our vibe?

Learn about becoming a part of our tribe of Mumpreneurs…