Zucchini Casserole

Zucchini Casserole Recipe from That Vibrant Life
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Zucchini Casserole

  • Author: Jessica Parker

Description

What do you do if you find yourself with a boat load of zucchinis, BUT you don’t want to resort the ol’ “I’ll just make zucchini bread” situation?! Well this casserole is a perfect option! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE zucchini bread!! However, we are doing less and less of that kind of thing in our household these days; the sugary, carby, processed ingredients… and it feels darn good!! <3 Let me also talk DAIRY for a moment. We are also doing less dairy these days. WHY? First of all, dairy is a top food in terms of inflammation. None of us have gastrointestinal issues with dairy, BUT that’s just the most obvious symptom. It can cause skin issues, joint aches, raised blood sugar, etc. I also personally keep it at a minimum due to the hormonal impact it can have. Even if you choose hormone-free {which is what we buy}, it still has a ton of natural hormones in it, which you might notice makes a difference in YOU. I do!! Over the past year I have personally been working to balance my hormones, in particular estrogen dominance. What exactly causes this?? A number of things. Clearly, getting extra hormones in our foods is an obvious one. But, some less obvious, but super impactful things are toxins in our daily environment {in our makeup, body products, detergents, cleaners, foods from pesticides and artificial ingredients as well as xenoestrogens} and stress {hello cortisol!!! This impacts our sex hormones by driving down our progesterone and creating a bigger chasm between progesterone and estrogen which means estrogen will dominate too much}! If you are interested in learning more and/or would like to schedule a free consult with me to discuss your particular hormone situation and what you can naturally do to help balance that, please click the “book now” button you see on my site to schedule a free session! In addition, head over to my “shop” page and you can see what I personally use EVERY DAY for my makeup, body products and cleaning products in order to live a toxic free life!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 Med/Large Zucchini {you can use yellow squash as well}
  • Grass Fed Butter for sauteing the zucchini
  • 2 lbs Grass Fed Ground Beef
  • ½ Chopped Onion
  • 4 oz Green Chilis, diced, canned
  • 2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt {or Sea Salt}
  • ¾ cup Sour Cream {full fat}
  • 2 tsp Cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Brown beef & onions over med-high heat.
  3. While beef is browning, cut zucchini into 1/4″ slices.
  4. Sautee zucchini in butter over med-high heat just for about 5 minutes {make sure not to get these too cooked as they will get mushy!}.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine sour cream, salt, green chilis and cilantro.
  6. Add both beef mixture and sour cream mixture to casserole dish and combine well.
  7. Top with shredded cheese.
  8. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Top with your favorites if so desired: avocado, salsa, chopped olives!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8

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