Local Ontario zucchini is a big item this summer! With its light, delicious flavour, the recipes you can create with this vegetable are endless.
Need more reasons to hop on the zucchini train this season? Check out some amazing health benefits this vegetable can provide to you!:
Zucchinis are high in antioxidants – eating them will help improve your immune system, maintain skin and eye health, decrease oxidative damage to your body caused by diet and environment, slow the aging process and reduce inflammation.
They are high in water and fiber – we know that this combination is great for creating optimal digestion and nutrient absorption in the gut.
Zucchinis are high in B vitamins – from previous posts, we know that B vitamins are essential for hormone development, stress reduction and boosting energy levels.
They are low in calories – the fact that zucchinis are versatile in recipes and also low in calories make them a great substitution for complex carbohydrates in meals – “zoodles”, anyone?
Try some of these zucchini recipes that make for some tasty summer treats!
Take two organic zucchinis and slice them length-wise. Flat side up, coat with your choice of cheese (dairy free if preferred), ½ an organic roma tomato diced, ¼ C of finely chopped red onions, sliced black olives, sea salt and pepper to taste. Bake in the oven at 375 for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has fully melted. Serve warm!
Grate two medium sized organic zucchinis onto a dish cloth, and use it to squeeze any excess water out. Place grated zucchini into a bowl, and mix in two eggs, ¼ C almond flour, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder (to taste), paprika and cayenne pepper. On medium-high heat, pour in 1 large spoonful of the mixture (the size of a small pancake) and cook in olive oil on both sides for 4 minutes or until browned.
Serve with organic sour cream, chives, and enjoy!