Meatless Monday: 5 Health Benefits Of Zucchini plus 5 Awesome Meatless (Vegan) Zucchini Recipe Ideas

Meatless Monday: 5 Health Benefits Of Zucchini plus 5 Awesome Meatless (Vegan) Zucchini Recipe Ideas

I love zucchini season, which is right around the corner – usually lasting from June through August. We used to grow them in our garden when I was growing up, and that is when I first fell in love with the light flavor and versatility of this vegetable.

Health Benefits of Zucchini:

  1. Did you know that zucchini consist of 95 % water? While this explains the delicate flavor, it makes it also a perfect summer vegetable that is refreshing, hydrating and healthy for your skin, and muscles.
  2. Zucchini is a mineral and vitamin powerhouse. Just look at this list: riboflavin, Vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, Vitamin a, Thiamin, niacin, copper, manganese, and magnesium. Impressive, isn’t it?
  3. Good for your eyes – via vitamin A and lutein, Zucchini is good for your eye health, so good in fact that it might even prevent the formation of cataracts!
  4. Zucchini is low in calories, so you can easily integrate this awesome vegetable into just about any diet plan. Just don’t top it with too much cheese!
  5. It is very heart healthy. Here is an interesting fact: Zucchini contains more potassium than a banana, which is a very heart-healthy nutrient!
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Because knowing that something is good for you, does not make it enjoyable to eat, I have included a list of some Meatless Monday-ready dishes, I found throughout the internet.

Vegan Zucchini Fudgy Brownies by The Vegan 8

Carrot Zucchini Chickpea Fritters by Vegan Richa

Vegan Zucchini Meatballs by Making Thyme For Health

Vegan Twice-Baked Stuffed Zucchini by Running on Real Food

Raw Zucchini Noodles with Lemony Avocado Pesto by E.A. Steward

 

 

If you are looking for an entire book about Zucchini in all of its wonderful and healthy glory, I highly suggest that you check out Delicious, Light and Refreshing Zucchini Cookbook: Discover the Fantastic and Unusual Zucchini Recipes by Martha Stephenson.

Happy Meatless Monday!

Claudia

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