Eat a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables every day!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Zucchini


For most of the year, zucchini grows like crazy in warm, sunny California, where we live. This nonstarchy vegetable has a high water content and is low in calories, so it's an ideal food for people who are trying to lose weight. It's also a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and healthy antioxidants. I pick several zucchini a day from my organic garden (it's most tender if you catch it at about an inch and a half in circumference), and I'm always looking for new ways to cook it. Grilled with a bit of lemon, oil, and sea salt, it makes a delicious side dish on its own, but I like to enjoy this colorful veggie as part of a salad — a lovely, fresh, and delicious way to make any day extra nutritious.

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