Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake

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This Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake is a super healthy recipe idea that can suit most diets, whether you’re omnivore, vegetarian, or gluten-free. If you’re vegan, you can use a non-dairy cheese substitute for the topping, and if you enjoy eating meat, this zucchini dish can also make the perfect side to any main dish, so you can have your veggies and eat your meat too. This healthy vegetable recipe makes four to six servings, is jam-packed with nutritional ingredients, and it tastes so good, you might even want to eat it for breakfast.

The main ingredient for this delicious zucchini bake recipe is, as you might have already divined, zucchini. Zucchini is an exceptionally healthy vegetable. It contains so many nutrients, it will be difficult to list them all here, but we’ll try. This particular zucchini recipe calls for keeping the skin on it rather than peeling, which adds to the nutritional value as well. One cup of cooked, skin-on zucchini is 28 calories, is very high in dietary fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B, and vitamin C. It’s also high in niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin. Another main ingredient in this veggie casserole dish is yellow squash – another big winner in the nutrient department. One cup of cooked yellow squash is 36 calories, is very high in vitamin C, B6, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. It’s also high in vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, phosphorus, niacin, iron, and calcium.

Whenever you’re working in the kitchen putting together any recipe – whether it’s a meat dish, vegetarian food, or an easy vegan meal, you will want to ensure that you’re doing the utmost to prevent any kind of potential bacterial contamination. This is especially valid when working with meat products and seafood, but it also applies to produce as well. Simple routines like keeping your seafood and meats separate when you store them in the fridge, keeping your hands well-washed before, during, and after cooking and especially before and after handling meats, can help you keep your family healthy. Teaching these healthy food practices to your kids is a wonderful gift for you to share with them and something they can also hand down to their own children. If you’re transporting this zucchini cheese bake to a potluck or other gathering, be sure to keep it hot in transit by packing it in a well-insulated container. Or, you can chill it overnight, transport it in a thermal container with cold packs or ice, and then heat it in the oven once you arrive at your final destination.

Many thanks to Kalyn over at Kalyn’s Kitchen for adapting this zucchini cheese casserole recipe from her friend and sharing it with us. She’s put her own delicious spin on it, potentially even making it better than ever while keeping it accessible for many different diets. Healthy food recipes for vegetarian diets can be hard to come by, but this one suits almost everyone. For more diet-specific recipes – whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, omnivore, or carnivore – you’ll want to drop by Kalyn’s Kitchen for a bite of something fresh, healthy, and palate-pleasing.*

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake from Kalyn's Kitchen
Ingredients: Zucchini, basil, green onion, thyme, garlic powder, cheese, Parmesan, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 147, Calories from Fat 87, Total Fat 9.7g 15%, Saturated Fat 6.1g 31%, Cholesterol 30mg 10%, Sodium 460mg 19%, Potassium 378mg 11%, Carbohydrates 5.8g 2%, Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%, Sugars 2.5g, Protein 11.2g, Vitamin A 13%, Vitamin C 39%, Calcium 29%, Iron 4%

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