By Caitlin Porter, Seacoast Eat Local Intern
Zucchini is abundant this time of year, and it is one of those vegetables that can seem tricky to use. Zucchini is extremely versatile due to its smooth texture and mild flavor. Whether you have too much lying around, or you want to try it for the first time, here are some tips to sneak more zucchini into your (or your kid’s!) day
Shredded Zucchini in Oatmeal
It sounds a little bizarre, but shredding about ¼ cup of zucchini and adding it to oatmeal adds nutrients, volume, and extra fiber, without affecting taste or texture. Just shred the zucchini while the oatmeal is cooking, and add ¼ cup to the hot oats during the last minute of cooking.
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