This is the last post for #BlogchatterA2Z and finally we had had reached on alphabet “Z”.
As “Z”, I am using “Zucchini” as main ingredient and sharing some easy ways to include this healthy vegetable in our diet.
What is Zucchini?
Zucchini or courgette is a summer squash, it is native from America. it belongs to species Cucurbitaceae. it can be dark or light green. it has a delicate flavor and can be eaten in various forms like raw, shreaded or stir fry.
Health benefits of Zucchini
Zucchini offers so many great health benefits such as good for digestion, helps in weight loss and good for eye health.
Though I had heard a lot about different recipes with Zucchini but personally I had tried only two. first used this as a salad and second is an appetizer recipe called Zucchini cheesy bite.
of course, adding zucchini as a part of your salad platter is one of the easy way to include this healthy vegetable in your diet. you can use different creative ways and can prepare healthy and colorful salad by using this amazing vegetables.
Zucchini cheesy bite
This one is a easy and tasty appetizer and I had made this for my little one’s 4th birth day celebration as a starter. it was a big hit and everyone just loved it.
- Zucchini 2
- cheese or cheese spread 2-3 TBSP
- Finely chopped mixed vegetables of your choice
- salt and black paper as per your taste ( for seasoning)
- Tomato katch-up
- First wash and cut the zucchini in pieces and scoop the inside of zucchini with the help of a scopper.
- now, prepare the filling. mixed finely chopped mixed vegetables, cheese or cheese spread in a bowl. add salt and black paper for seasoning. you can use any herb of your choice too. you can be creative with the filling and can try other fillings too, as per your taste and preference.
- Next, fill this filling in scooped zucchini pieces. now, you can serve this as it is or can bake this in oven for few minutes.
Your tasty and healthy starter is ready to enjoy.
Few other easy ways to include Zucchini in your diet
Zucchini stir fry
Recently I came across this easy recipe and it sounds really amazing to me, I am going to try it soon. for making this, you need to cut zucchini in pieces, heat the oil, add garlic, zucchini pieces, seasoned with salt and black paper. add little soya sauce and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top, your tasty and healthy dish is ready to enjoy.
This one is another easy and interesting recipe. even kids will love it. read this post to know more How to make zucchini noodles
So, this is all for this season. I hope you had enjoyed this A2Z series. thanks a lot to all my dear friends for reading and appreciating my posts. means a lot to me.
Eat healthy, live well.
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