Zucchini is a classic overachiever: The plants are so productive that local farms and neighborhood gardeners are all but giving away zucchini in the height of the season (basically, right now).
Fortunately, zucchini is nutritious, delicious, and versatile enough to fit into any meal of the day. Here’s the scoop on the health benefits of zucchini and other types of summer squash, plus new ways to use these summer staples morning, noon, and night.
Zucchini is good for you and goes with everything
Zucchini is a summer child. You’ll usually start seeing these summer squashes around June through the end of August, though plants will keep producing until the weather cools.
Zucchini has a mild, slightly sweet flavor. It’s rich in vitamins A, C, B6, and K, plus important minerals such as manganese, folate, copper, phosphorus, and thiamine.
By swapping zoodles (aka zucchini noodles) for pasta, you can cut carbs, stabilize blood sugar, and catch up on those recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies. Incorporating more zucchini into your diet may boost weight loss.
Get the recipes here: greatist.com/waystousezucchini