Health & Wellness Tips

Written by our Nutritionists, we focus on ensuring you’re living a balanced lifestyle that offers a flexible, livable approach to health and wellness. You’ll not only learn how to experiment with fresh products, how to get your kids involved in the kitchen, and get advice on how to choose more nutritious foods – we’ll give you valuable advice on which foods can help with the mental and emotional stresses of life.

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A to Zucchini

Looking for a versatile summer vegetable to add to your favorite dishes? Look no further because zucchini has it covered! With more potassium than a banana as well as plenty of vitamin C, zucchini is an excellent addition to soups, omelets, breads and muffins, stir fry, salads, and more! Here are some ways to cook with zucchini this summer.

Sauté!

  • Due to its high water content, zucchini is best when cooked for short periods of time, about 5-10 minutes, with the skin on. Try slicing it and sautéing in a pan with a drizzle of olive oil over low to medium heat, or add into a dish as one of the last ingredients to prevent overcooking.

Spiralize!

  • Try spiralized zucchini noodles instead of pasta for a low calorie, low carbohydrate option! Top with a flavorful sauce such as pesto or fire-roasted tomato. You can also thinly slice the zucchini lengthwise to use instead of lasagna noodles, or to make these yummy zucchini rolls with low-fat ricotta cheese and tomato sauce!

Grill it!

  • Having a summer cook out? Add zucchini slices to skewers with other vegetables, or grill it by itself with olive oil and herb seasonings such as rosemary or oregano.

Something sweet!

  • Since zucchini has a mild flavor, it is a great way to sneak vegetables into breads, cakes, and muffins! Try this delicious Tailgater's Chocolate Zucchini Cake as a healthy alternative- you won’t even notice the zucchini when it’s finely grated!