Our garden is just starting to produce our first fruits – literally! We picked our first zucchini (n=2) and summer squash (n=1) this weekend. Yum!!
Zucchini and Summer Squash are summer staples and not only do they almost grow like weeds, they are good for you too!
- Peels are great sources of fiber
- Albeit low, they do have antioxidant chemicals
- Summer squash have carotenes antioxidant), and folate
- High in potassium and vitamin A
Here are our favorite ways to enjoy zucchini:
Stuffed in Chicken Parmesan Burgers
Cinnamon Zucchini Cake – This cake is a family recipe and one of my favorites. Did I mention it has cream cheese frosting?!
Apple, Carrot & Zucchini Muffins – at 100 calories & 1 g of fat per muffin coupled with 6 C of produce in these muffins, this is a snack we can feel good about!
Zucchini Pizza Casserole – Completely gluten-free and amazing!
Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal – Even better than the bread, trust me!
Zucchini Chips – Dehydrate those squash for your next family movie night!
Zucchini Burgers – Don’t knock ‘em until you’ve tried ‘em!
What are your favorite zucchini & summer squash dishes?
Join us next week for a double feature – pasta & basil!