This layered harvest zucchini casserole recipe is one of my absolute favorite throw together summer and fall casseroles. Loaded with fresh healthy vegetables , it is a fabulous meal on its own or it makes a very satisfying Italian side dish to go along with a BBQ or any other meal! This zucchini recipe is based on a square 8x9 pyrex dish. Making this Italian side dish for a larger crowd? Use 9x13 pan and double the recipe. If you do not have a garden, your nearest farmers market is a great place to start!
Prep time: 20 min.
Cook time: 45 min.
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Health Benefits: Parsley: scientists from the University of Missouri found that this herb (parsley) can actually inhibit breast cancer-cell growth. Holly Pevzner reported these findings in the September/October 2011 issue of EatingWell Magazine. In this particular study, animals that were given apigenin, a compound abundant in parsley (and in celery), boosted their resistance to developing cancerous tumors. Many experts recommend adding a few pinches of minced fresh parsley to your dishes daily.
Zucchini: Want to lose weight in a healthy way, its time for you to learn about the health benefits of Zucchini. Zucchini is well known to reduce weight, yet still boosting the nutrientional value of your diet. It also helps to promote eye health, and prevents all the diseases that occur from vitamin C deficiency like sclerosis, scurvy and bruising easily. Zucchini helps cure asthma and is high in vitamin C containt, carbohydrates, fiber and protein. Zucchini contains significant quantities of folate, potassium, and vitamin A, all of which are important for general good health. Zucchini eaten regularly, can lower your homocysteine levels.
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