Wednesday, July 22, 2020


Toilet paper and sanitizer may be hard to come by, but chances are your not hunting for zucchini! Whether you're growing a garden or viewing the weekly grocery store ad, its apparent, zucchini season is in full swing! 

Zucchini provides many recommended daily nutrients and several health benefits!

                1 cup of zucchini provides:

  • Calories: 17
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Fat: less than 1 gram
  • Carbs: 3 grams
  • Sugar: 1 gram
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Vitamin A: 40% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
  • Manganese: 16% of the RDI
  • Vitamin C: 14% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 13% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 10% of the RDI
  • Vitamin K: 9% of the RDI
  • Folate: 8% of the RDI
  • Copper: 8% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 7% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 7% of the RDI
  • Thiamine: 5% of the RDI
Not to mention small amounts of iron, calcium, zinc and several B vitamins. A.K.A. ALOT of good nutrients with hardly any calories! These nutrients lead to health benefits such as: reduced blood sugar, improved digestion, increased energy, and increased eye health.

With all these nutritional benefits it's no wonder zucchini claims "superfood"status! 

Here are some simple, tasty recipes to incorporate into your monthly menu, when your zucchini go-to's have run their course. 

1) Zucchini Crisps: Click here for Recipe

2) Zucchini BoatsClick here for Recipe

3) Parmesan Zucchini "Zoodles": Click here for Recipe

4) Parmesan Zucchini: Click here for Recipe

Try substituting zucchini into your favorite meals: 

5) Substitute Zucchini "zoodles" for noodles:

Spinach Parm Zoodles Click here for Recipe

6) Substitute Zucchini Slices for Tortillas:

Zucchini Enchiladas 
Click here for Recipe


3) Substitute Thin Zucchini Slices for Lettuce:

Zucchini Fresh Salad Click here for Recipe

With countless ways to incorporate zucchini into your monthly menu, take advantage of grocery sales or your garden produce today!

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