If you ask me which vegetable I enjoyed a lot of this summer, I'd have to say it is a close toss up between the abundance of kale from my garden and zucchini! Zucchini is my favourite summer squash because it is so versatile. It pairs well with so many different flavours and can easily be adapted to sweet (like these Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins) or savoury dishes (like this Rose Zucchini Side Dish or these Lasagna Zucchini Boats). This is because zucchini is naturally a neutral tasting vegetable.
This soup comes together fairly quickly and only requires a handful of ingredients. By blending the soup, you end up with a creamy texture without the addition of any cream. I also recommend against peeling the zucchinis as the peel is a great source of nutrients and fibre!
The benefit of eating nuts is that it provides you with a great source of protein, something that is hard to get from most snacks. Studies show that eating nuts regularly have shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and heart diseases.
The nutrition benefits of consuming nuts include:
High level of unsaturated fat
Great source of protein
Great source of important vitamins and minerals:Magnesium, Vitamin E, Potassium
Great source of fibre
Naturally low in salt
Helps us satisfy our hunger, even if you eat nuts in small amounts
Consuming nuts on a regular basis can add a variety to your diet. It is a great way to skip out on meat products and still get some of the protein we need. The greatest thing about nuts is that it can be eaten raw, toasted or even chopped and added to almost anything of our snacks and meals. Minimal prep is a win in my books!
Portions of Nuts
Having nuts on a regular basis is beneficial to your health and can satisfy...