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Monday 25 April 2016

Zucchini / Courgette another low carb and versatile vegetable.

If you’re already living the LCHF lifestyle, you will know that zucchini/courgettes are low in carbs, just 2g. carb per 100g, and they are probably high up on your must buy shopping (or growing) list. They may not pack the nutritional punch of other green vegetables (broccoli, kale etc.) but they do contain significant levels of potassium to control blood pressure and vitamin C to boost your immune system. There are so many great recipe ideas to enable you to include this great vegetable in your cooking plans. Here are just four ...

Sautéed Zucchini (courgette) with Gruyere cheese
see recipe here
Zucchini (Courgette) and Parmesan Bake

Serves Six
4 medium firm tomatoes sliced into 1cm / ½ inch
4 medium zucchini/courgettes sliced thinly lengthwise
salt/pepper to taste
½ cup almond flour/meal
⅓ cup grated/shredded Parmesan(or any hard aged cheese)
Read more / see cooking instructions at Libby's great site 'Ditch The Carbs' here

Spinach and ricotta lasagne with zucchini/ courgette pasta
see ingredients and details here (from an original idea here)

Winter Green Beef Casserole
Serves 2 / 3
.450kg casserole steak, diced
1 green pepper
1 leek, trimmed
2 (medium sized) courgettes / zucchini
mushrooms, a handful 4 - 6
salt and black pepper for seasoning
mixed herbs 
gravy / stock (of choice) about 3/4 pint (to cover meat etc)
White cabbage to accompany dish
see cooking instructions here

However, you choose to serve your zucchini / courgettes hope you enjoy some soon.
Good health.

All the best Jan


Jo said...

Some lovely recipes there. I always used to find courgettes which had grown to ginormous proportions when I returned from holiday, but waste not want not, I used to stuff them with mince and top with tomato and cheese. Delicious.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I love the recipes here. B

Debby Ray said...

I love zucchini and these recipes look fabulous! Thanks for sharing and have a great week :)

Amanda Peters said...

Have been having a look through some of your posts, as it's cold outside Winter Green Beef Casserole is looking rather lovely to eat today.
Amanda xx

Debbie said...

YuM!!!! looks like a great recipe!!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I eat a lot of courgettes, some good ideas here!