Do you have more zucchini than you know what to do with?
Well you can use zucchini in many dishes. I made an amazing zucchini garden quiche that my family loved. I was going to take a picture of it but it only lasted about three minutes and it was gone. Even one of my kids who doesn’t really care for eggs or zucchini really liked it. I changed the recipe up a little and added some shredded potatoes to it. I also shredded the zucchini instead of slicing it. I like to change up recipes a lot to make them fit what our family likes and what we can eat. Remember you don’t always have to follow a recipe to the letter. If you are interested in making this quiche, you can find this gluten free dairy free quiche recipe at:
Don’t forget that zucchini also has some great health benefits. Trying these recipes can help you add zucchini into your diet. Putting it in muffins and other dishes is also a great way to hide it if you or your children don’t really care for it. According to Food Revolution, a few of the healthy benefits of zucchini are as follows:
- Improves digestion.
- Slows down aging due to the anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, which helps decrease inflammation.
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Supports healthy circulation and heart health
- Improves eye health
- Weight loss
- Protects again oxidation and inflammation
- Boosts energy
If you are interested in more recipes that have zucchini in them, keep reading.
I also made Lemon Zucchini Muffins which were very tasty. These muffins are light and airy and have a refreshing flavor. These are also gluten and dairy free. I didn’t change this up much other than I realized I didn’t have any applesauce so I quickly made some in my vitamix. These are made with oat flour. You can buy pre-made oat flour or you can make your own by grinding up old fashioned oats. You can find this recipe for these muffins at:
Another muffin option is Paleo Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins. I made these as well. However, with these, I would make it into a bread loaf next time. These muffins are dense and they do not come out of the muffin pan very easy. You should know these muffins have a different texture due to the coconut flour. This recipe uses almond and coconut flour. Coconut flour is very dense in case you have never used it before. However, these muffins are good, they are moist, and the dark chocolate adds just the right flavor to them. The other great thing about these is that pumpkin also has a lot of great health benefits. You can also freeze these and heat them up for a quick breakfast on the go. Check out this recipe at:
I also like to use zucchini in various dishes. Here are a few ideas to help you get started adding zucchini to your meals. Zoodles are a new popular food to use in different dishes. One of our favorite summer dishes has been zoodles with gluten free pasta and homemade vegan pesto. I just saute the zoodles, cook the pasta, add the pesto, and then mix all of it together. You can add chicken or ground turkey to it as well if you prefer to have a meat dish. You can add zucchini to eggs in the morning, blend it into spaghetti sauce, roasted zucchini, zucchini fries, zucchini bread, zucchini pancakes, zucchini fritters, zucchini rice casserole, and so much more. Try a new zucchini recipe this week. Don’t forget, if you have a lot of zucchini, you can make it into zoodles or shred it and freeze it. I added a photo of the zucchini that I shredded to freeze to use later. I am a no waste kinda girl and I love having fresh produce in my freezer for the winter.
I hope these recipes and ideas have been helpful for you. If you are interested in further help with making healthy choices, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time…