Focus on Zucchini

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For the first time in years, I have the space in my yard for a garden.  Unfortunately, my  garden is being overrun by an unruly zucchini.  I had always heard about zucchini taking over a garden and producing more zucchinis than you could possibly know how to manage.  I think that fate is coming for me!

Fortunately, this week I host a cooking camp for kids age 5-12 and I have decided to put my abundance of zucchini to good use.  Our camp is going to be making Chocolate Zucchini muffins on the first day.  I have been testing recipes and think I have a good one to share. (Check out the recipe below.)  I like to also talk with the kids about the nutritional value of the food we prepare so I thought I could share that information with the members of the Refinery community.

Most people think of zucchini as a vegetable but botanically speaking, it’s actually a fruit.  Due to its high water percentage, zucchini is low in calories, carbs and sugars, making it a go to food for many people who are trying to lose weight.  One medium zucchini has over 50 percent of your daily vitamin C needs. Vitamin C is important to maintain the lining of your blood cells, lower blood pressure, and protect against inflammation and clogged arteries.

Zucchini,…

Source http://refineryfitnesspdx.com/focus-on-zucchini/

For the first time in years, I have the space in my yard for a garden.  Unfortunately, my  garden is being overrun by an unruly zucchini.  I had always heard about zucchini taking over a garden and producing more zucchinis than you could possibly know how to manage.  I think that fate is coming for me!

Fortunately, this week I host a cooking camp for kids age 5-12 and I have decided to put my abundance of zucchini to good use.  Our camp is going to be making Chocolate Zucchini muffins on the first day.  I have been testing recipes and think I have a good one to share. (Check out the recipe below.)  I like to also talk with the kids about the nutritional value of the food we prepare so I thought I could share that information with the members of the Refinery community.

Most people think of zucchini as a vegetable but botanically speaking, it’s actually a fruit.  Due to its high water percentage, zucchini is low in calories, carbs and sugars, making it a go to food for many people who are trying to lose weight.  One medium zucchini has over 50 percent of your daily vitamin C needs. Vitamin C is important to maintain the lining of your blood cells, lower blood pressure, and protect against inflammation and clogged arteries.

Zucchini,…

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