Posted By: angela

zucchini

Zucchini is a backyard garden staple.  What’s not to love?  It is super easy to grow, packed with nutrition and has a mild flavor that is agreeable to even the pickiest eaters.

  • Zucchini is low in calories.  One medium-sized squash  (yes, an entire zucchini) has  only 33 calories.
  • Zucchini is a good source of Vitamins A and C, potassium, folate and manganese.

 

zucchini chips

 

Cut to mid August when our favorite green squash has lived up to its reputation as an “overwhelming producer”.  Are you  wondering, “What am I going to do with all these gosh darn zucchini???”

Recipe:  Baked Zucchini Chips

  • 1 zucchini thinly sliced (1/4 inch thick rounds)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs nutritional yeast flakes
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Toss the zucchini rounds in olive oil and lay out on a large cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with nutritional yeast, salt and pepper.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 min.  Flip them half way through. Enjoy immediately.


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