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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 ♥

Day 20: Tomatoes #27DaysOfThanks

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Day 20: Tomatoes

Add flavor to so many dishes with tomatoes!
There are so many varieties and ways to use tomatoes to spice up your cooking. If you don’t like tomatoes it may be because you haven’t found the right variety yet, there are so many different textures and flavors out there, keep trying.  Some of my favorites are heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. What about you?
It’s actually so simple and delicious to make your own tomato sauce. Just food process a few tomatoes, sauté them with some garlic, seasonings (red chili flakes, garlic powder, oregano, basil, cayenne) add spinach or veggies, add a can of organic chopped tomatoes or tomato sauce and a few tbl. spoons of tomato paste and that is all you need!
Paired on top of some gluten-free pasta and you are good to go! You can even add lentils to your sauce to create that bolognese flavor!

  • Tomatoes are full of anti-oxidants and are linked to heart health.
  • Tomato paste is an excellent source of iron! If you are a ketchup fan, make your own with tomato paste! It’s so much healthier and super easy too.
See you tomorrow for letter “U.” ♥