Days 6-8 of 10 Days of Real Food: Zucchini Planks

Just tuning in? I’m doing the 10 Days of Real Food Pledge from 9/19-9/28. Feel free to join me at any time — but check out their website first for all the details like what the 10 day pledge is all about, what you can/can’t eat, and recipe/food ideas. (keep in mind that Lisa and her family are not gluten-free… so some of the recipes need to be converted — give a shout if you need ANY help!) 


The last few days of “the pledge” have been pretty uneventful. We’ve settled in to our eating habits. The work week is underway. Plenty of leftovers from our weekend cooking extravaganza.

Life is good.

If you are still holding on to some zucchini and tomatoes from your garden, then this recipe is for you.

Simple weeknight meal.

Real food style.

Zucchini Planks 

1 large zucchini
1 lb Italian sausage, pre-cook before starting  (we used Italian seasoned venison/pork sausage)
1 garden fresh tomato, sliced
Fresh basil, chopped
Feta Cheese (optional)
Olive oil

Slice zucchini lengthwise into thick planks. Drizzle with olive oil, then season them up with salt and pepper.


Sauté in pan, flipping once, after golden brown. Remove from pan and top with tomato slices and feta cheese.

Place under broiler for a few moments to give your feta a little color. Top with Italian sausage and fresh basil.

Dig in!

Need a sweet treat for after dinner?

Try my chocolate-banana-nut-butter mock ice cream — real food approved! When I made it the other day, I just did a banana, cocoa powder and a little cream. Divine!