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Why I Love Zucchini

Zucchini Recipes

My Special Zucchini (when my digestive system was unwell)

I would steam a whole zucchini for 30 to 45 minutes making it soft and mushy. This made it very easy to digest.  Do not cut the ends off because the juice will come out; the juice and skin  is where all of the nutrients are. They are very juicy when cooked this way and I found them yummy.

The great thing about cooking a zucchini whole is that it is easy; no chopping required. With my fibromyalgia that was a bonus as I was unable to chop even a zucchini.

Of course not everyone will like this baby food version of zucchini but if you have a weak digestive system or digestive problems then this works.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


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1:13AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

It's one of my favorite vegetables. I'm glad to know it's so very nutritious.

1:30PM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

thanks :)

9:05PM PST on Feb 3, 2012

excited to try, thank you!

10:49AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Thanks for the info and recipes! They sound great! :)

5:29AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

We eat a lot of courgettes in this household as they are readily avaiable and so versitile. They bulk out dishes (curries, soups, pies, and pasta dishes) and have a subtle flavour when fried with a bit of grated parmasan scattered on top. Simple, full of nutrients and easily tasty! Yum!

5:44PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

Love zucchini, thanks for the great recipes!

3:15PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

I'm not a big courgette fan, but I like to throw them into dishes where their flavour gets masked so I still get the benefits.

2:50PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

never tried it, might do though

2:50PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

Thanks Diana!~

9:09AM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

These recipes sound great!

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