8 recipes to use up that random zucchini in your fridge

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Sometimes it’s nice to have a little bit of inspiration for the veggies in your fridge. Today we have 8 of our favourite recipes from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge that include zucchini.

Some are traditional meals, while others manage to sneak zucchini into a traditionally vegetable-free snack. Which of these will you try?

8 recipes using zucchini

1. Easy zucchini muffins

155 cals

Zucchini Muffins

A great savoury muffin recipe which is perfect for a mid-morning/mid-afternoon snack. You could also add some salad on the side for a satisfying and healthy lunch. Recipe here.

2. Curried zucchini boats

310 cal

Zucchini Boats

This delicious twist on an Italian themed meal is easy as well as a great option for a healthy eating plan. Another delicious zucchini recipe! By using the zucchini as your ‘boat’ you are already getting TWO serves of vegetables before you have added any additional salads to the meal. Recipe here.

3. Walnut and zucchini loaf

275 cal

Zucchini Walnut Loaf

The zucchini ensures your bake is moist, as well as tasty and nutritious. Plus, the Parmesan cheese offers some great flavour without the need for butter or added sugar. Recipe here. 

4. Thai beef with carrot and zucchini noodles

346 cal

Thai Beef With Carrot Zucchini

So quick and easy, and when you whip up your own sauce rather than using one out of a jar, then you know exactly what’s in it! Video recipe here.

5. Slow cooked porcupine meatballs

225 cal

Porcupine Zucchini Meatballs

Slow cooked, delicious and full of hidden veggies.  These healthy porcupine meatballs can be enjoyed on their own, with mash, pasta or even bread to soak up the delicious sauce. Recipe here.

6. Healthy “hidden veggie” sausage rolls

70 cal

Healthy Sausage RollsMum of 3 Beth Henke has sent in a “Hidden Veggie” recipe for us all to enjoy. Sausage rolls are a hit with both kids and adults and can be enjoyed all year round. Recipe here.

7. Roast zucchini dip

60 cal

Roast Zucchini Dip

This tastes great with some fish or roast chicken, or even as a dip for some carrot sticks. Recipe here.

8. Spring onion fritters

363 cal


Spring onions are a lovely way to add a hint of onion flavour without being too overpowering. Whipping the feta in the food processor produces a lovely light sauce that’s just perfect for spreading on top of these fritters. Recipe here.

Get more recipes on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!


Complete with meal plans, recipes, support and daily exercises, the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is YOUR personal trainer, dietitian, meal planner and motivational coach in YOUR pocket!

And with over 3,500 delicious, family-friendly and healthy recipes to choose from, it’s great for busy mums!

What’s more, each month is a brand new Challenge theme – meaning you’ll never get bored and have access to new recipes and new exercises every month!

Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:
  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!

You can learn MORE about the Challenge HERE.

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