Garlic Zucchini Strips and Grape Tomatoes
1/2 pound zucchini (about 2 1/4 cups)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup grape tomatoes
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Wash zucchini and cut into strips about 1/2-inch thick and 2 inches long. Place in a microwave-safe bowl and add garlic. Cover with a plate or plastic wrap and microwave on high 2 minutes. Remove and add the olive oil, tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste. Cover again and let the tomatoes warm in the bowl while you prepare the chicken. Makes 2 servings.
Stove-top method: Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and zucchini. Sauté 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and sauté another 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Makes 2 servings.
Per serving: 80 calories (56 percent from fat), 4.9 g fat (0.7 g saturated, 3.4 g monounsaturated), 0 cholesterol, 2.5 g protein, 8.7 g carbohydrates, 2.5 g fiber, 18 mg sodium.