Wild Blueberry Zucchini Bread
Guest Blogger and Registered Dietitian Lindsay Livingston from The Lean Green Bean has sent us another delicious recipe that features a now abundant garden favorite — zucchini. This recipe is a great way to get your kids eating their fruits and veggies. Lindsay will be sharing one more Wild Taste of Summer Recipe in a few weeks that she says will be great for end of the summer parties. We can’t wait to see what it is! Be sure to share this recipe and Lindsay’s other great summer recipes with a friend or family member.
Summer is in full swing. The warm days mean more free time to enjoy the great outdoors going for long walks, hiking, boating, swimming, and gardening. It’s also a time to relax a little and casually entertain. But the best part? The food! Farmer’s markets are in full swing and there are so many fruits and vegetables to stock up on and experiment with in the kitchen.
One of the most readily available veggies is zucchini and it’s wonderfully versatile. They’re great in casseroles and stir-frys, can be turned into noodles for a lower-carb alternative to pasta and are also great when used in baking. They add flavor and nutrients while also helping keep quick breads and muffins moist!
I’ve always had a strong love for baking and remember making zucchini bread with my mom every summer while growing up. I’ve been continuing this tradition in my own kitchen each summer, but this year I decided to change things up a little bit and add some Wild Blueberries into the mix!
Wild Blueberries are absolutely perfect for baking because they are smaller and contain less water than regular blueberries. You’ll find these great little berries in the freezer section of your local grocery store and because they’re frozen they perform better in baking. And using smaller Wild Blueberries in your baking recipes also means more berries per bite. Plus, they have a more intense blueberry flavor and they’re packed with antioxidants so including them is an easy way to boost the nutritional value of your recipe! You may not know this but research conducted by the USDA confirms that frozen fruits have the same or greater nutritional value as their fresh counterparts.
Click here for the recipe that took my zucchini bread to the next level: