Whether it be on one of our RETREATS, at the CAFE, or in the privacy of your own villa with one of our MEAL PLANS, learn how we unlock the Benefits of this Versatile Veggie in Recipes and Baked Goods!
Zucchini, a versatile summer squash, has long been a staple in gardens and kitchens around the world. This humble vegetable boasts an impressive array of nutritional benefits and lends itself to a wide range of culinary applications. In recent years, zucchini has gained popularity as a healthy and delicious addition to recipes and baked goods.
Nutritional Benefits of Zucchini:
Low in Calories: Zucchini is low in calories, making it an excellent choice for those who are watching their weight or trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle. One cup of sliced zucchini contains only about 19 calories, making it a guilt-free addition to your meals. You’ll notice we include this in a lot of our lower-calorie Motion Fitness MEAL PLANS as a nice alternative to heavy sides but it still packs a punch and leaves you feeling satisfied!
High in Nutrients: Zucchini is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, manganese, and folate. It also contains small amounts of vitamin A, vitamin K, and calcium. These nutrients are essential for overall health and well-being. You can find lots of ways to add Zucchini by trying our CREATE YOUR OWN PLATE at Motion Cafe.
Good Source of Fiber: Zucchini is a good source of dietary fiber, which can help improve digestion and maintain a healthy gut. It also aids in weight management by promoting feelings of fullness and reducing overall calorie intake.
A fun way to get that fiber intake with zucchini is by spiralizing it into ZOODLES, a healthy and low-carb alternative to traditional pasta. Zoodles can be enjoyed raw or lightly cooked and pair well with various sauces, proteins, and vegetables. If you’re having a retreat or an event, keep in mind that you have a fantastic dish with ZOODLES, FRESH PEAS, AND PESTO.
In addition to this smorgasbord of health properties, Zucchini is packed with antioxidants that help combat free radicals and reduce inflammation in the body. These antioxidants can protect against cellular damage and help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.
There are so many ways we can enjoy Zucchini but one of my favorite ways is through baked goods! Zucchini can be incorporated into various baked goods such as bread, muffins, and even brownies. It adds moisture, texture, and a subtle flavor, while also increasing the nutritional value of your treats.
Sample our super moist and yummy ZUCCHINI BREAD at your next RETREAT! Or our CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFIN, KETO HAM & ZUCCHINI MUFFIN, or our GREEN BUDDHA BOWL at the Cafe. And please try them, honestly, slam your computer, and just go get it right now because it’s that good! I am drooling just thinking about them!
Enjoy the wonderful world of Zucchini in Motion!