Day 26: Zucchini #27DaysOfThanks

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Day 26: Zucchini

Zucchini is another one of those staple veggies I always have on hand. They are perfect to add to pasta, tomato sauce or a quick stirfry. You can also make zoodles or zucchini fries like I did here, with no salt or oil. The possibilities are endless…

3 Health benefits of Zucchini:

  1. Zucchini is rich in vitamins A & C and minerals like potassium and manganese. This helps fight free radical damage and aging.
  2. Zucchinis have Omega 3 fats and are anti-inflamitory.
  3. The benefit of having the combination of antioxidants and anti-inflamitory #nutrients help to fight against cancer and viruses.
#27DaysOfThanks for zucchini and all the other foods in this A-Z series! This has been so fun and I’ve learned so much…Thank you all for your comments and likes on the posts, you all are awesome! I’m prepping for the big vegan, gluten-free, Thanksgiving dinner for tomorrow…see you then with the results ♥

Boring Spaghetti? Never Again! 5 Ways to Rev up Your Pasta

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healthyhappyjess veggie and brown rice spaghetti

Veggie and Brown Rice Pasta

Boring spaghetti? I don’t think so!!

No matter if you use a store bought base or if you make your own, you never have to have dull pasta again! Here are 5 tricks to revving up your pasta dish.

1. Add veggies! I ALWAYS add sautéed veggies to my spaghetti, start off with some garlic and red pepper flakes, add in red peppers, shredded carrot, zucchini, and finally spinach! Next, add your organic low salt/low oil red sauce or make your own using fresh tomatoes, tomato paste or a can of organic fire roasted tomatoes!!


  • Spinach is a great natural source of sodium so it adds the perfect amount of salty flavor to your pasta.
  • Shredding carrots into your sauce is a trick to give your sauce that sweet flavor instead of using sugar, fresh corn also works.

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