After indulging during the Christmas and holiday season I am now trying to include as much vegetables as I can into our meals.

I decided to make stuffed zucchini for dinner one day. I used grey squash for this recipe. It is rounder and it has a light green color with silver flecks on it.

First, wash your zucchini and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the insides of your squash and set aside. Place your sliced zucchini in a microwave safe dish and add about 3/4 cup water (I used 3 zucchinis to make 6 halves). Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for about 3-4 minutes until somewhat softened.

Place your sausage (casings removed) in a pan and cook until brown. Add 1 finely chopped onion and saute until translucent. Then add 1 medium diced carrots and half of green bell pepper diced and cook until crisp tender. I also added the part of the zucchini I scooped out and chopped in into small pieces.

Stuff your zucchini with the sausage mixture top with grated cheese (I used fontina since I had some leftover from New Year’s). Then place in a 375F oven and baked for 10-15 minutes. I served this with brown rice and salad greens.