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    I'm curious to know if zucchini is considered a starchy vegetable to avoid if trying lose weight?

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    In my exprience zucchini/summer squash is not a starchy vegetable. Zucchini doesn't raise my blood sugar and as an insulin dependent diabetic that very important. I eat tons of zucchini/summer squash from the time it's in season until the absolute last one is picked from the vines. It's great roasted, grilled, dried for chips, in stews, used as lasagna noodles and on and on and on. Be wary of winter squashes though. Most of them do have a starchier profile, but still loaded with lots of good nutrients.
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    Thanks!

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    No. Nutritiondata confirms it's all of 4% carbohydrate by weight:
    http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/2640/2

    Plus the usual things... PB is not a 'low carb' way of eating as such; just drop all the grains & sugar, maybe the potatoes, eat real food, and the weight'll probably take care of itself.

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    Can any of you point me to some great zucchini recipes? It's one of a few veggies my daughter loves and I'm wanting to make zucchini chips or strips or anything an 11 year old might go for! I've found a few, but nothing that made me jump up and run into the kitchen........yet!
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    Cut it into pasta sized strips, saute until soft, treat as pasta: lasagna, spag, you name it. I'm still experimenting with manicotti with zucchini strips. You might also try sauteeing it in butter and lots and lots of garlic. Very tasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    Cut it into pasta sized strips, saute until soft, treat as pasta: lasagna, spag, you name it. I'm still experimenting with manicotti with zucchini strips. You might also try sauteeing it in butter and lots and lots of garlic. Very tasty.
    Thank you! I'll try both of those recommendations. Yum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJenGo View Post
    It's one of a few veggies my daughter loves and I'm wanting to make zucchini chips or strips or anything an 11 year old might go for!
    Because of its neutral flavor, zucchini is an excellent veg to add to other dishes to boost their veggie content. Shredded zuke can be added to soups, meatloaves, casseroles, and even baked goods and you don't even know it's there. When using zucchini in baked goods drain the shreds on some paper towels to get rid of the excess moisture.

    Here are some zucchini recipes to give you some ideas:
    http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/side_di...es.html#squash

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizski View Post
    Because of its neutral flavor, zucchini is an excellent veg to add to other dishes to boost their veggie content. Shredded zuke can be added to soups, meatloaves, casseroles, and even baked goods and you don't even know it's there. When using zucchini in baked goods drain the shreds on some paper towels to get rid of the excess moisture.

    Here are some zucchini recipes to give you some ideas:
    http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/side_di...es.html#squash
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    Finely shredded, it's also not a bad base for salads - soaks up the juices beautifully.

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