If you're following a Keto Diet and growing zucchini in your garden, you'll love my easy keto zucchini recipes. With everything from Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread to Zucchini Noodles, otherwise known as zoodles, my healthy, low-carb zucchini recipes will help you stay on top of your summer squash harvest when it really gets going!
Growing up, my father had a huge garden in our back yard, so I started dealing with an abundance of zucchini at a young age. I loved my Dad's homegrown tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, and herbs, and of course the incredible variety of summer squash that came out of our garden in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
Did you know that you can make zucchini bread and other zucchini dishes from any type of summer squash?! But let's back up a bit. First, what is the difference between zucchini and summer squash? Well, zucchini is a type of summer squash, but not all summer squash is zucchini. Glad we've got that straightened out.
Zucchini is green and grows in a long straight shape, while yellow summer squash has a fat bottom that narrows at the neck. Pattypan, another type of summer squash that I love, has a round shape with scalloped edges.
Back in the 1970s, when I was growing up in Davis, CA, we made zucchini into muffins, stir-fries, and salads, all of which you'll find easy keto recipes for below! That was when I learned that other types of summer squash can be easily substituted when a recipe calls for zucchini.
Zucchini is an incredibly healthy food. Low-carb and low-calorie, zucchini's high fiber. content leaves you with a feeling of fullness longer, so adding zucchini to dishes can create more satisfaction and satiation. With only with only 30 per cup, this is a fantastic vegetable to eat if you're trying to lose weight.
Thankfully, since it is so easy to grow and incredibly prolific, zucchini is a superfood. An excellent source of potassium, phosphorus, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. zucchini and other types of summer squash are a heart healthy food that help lower cholesterol and reduce high blood pressure.
I have some incredible zucchini recipes in my third cookbook, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. Check out Asian Stir Fry, shared as an exclusive here on the blog. If you have the book, hop on over to page 77 to check out my Greek Turkey Burgers. And you'll definitely want to make my Coconut Cream Tart on page 96, which has a not so secret ingredient! For nutrition information for the recipes in the book go here LINK.
You can also try these recipes that use zoodles:
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I have an amazing recipe for gluten-free pizza crust in The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. During summer we make this almond flour pizza crust and load it up with summer vegetables, especially the zucchini from our garden, sauteed in onions. I think the best way though, to use zucchini is in my favorite gluten-free bread recipe,
All of my healthy recipes for zucchini are gluten-free and perfect for those on a gluten-free diet. Whether you're a gardener watching your zucchini grow at an exponential rate, or a shopper seeing an abundance of zucchini at your local market, my healthy zucchini recipes are here to help!