Not a lot of people are fans of vegetables. Even though there has been a steady rise in the number of vegans and vegetarians over the last few years, the country America remains predominantly biased against the green veggies on the plate. If you were offered either a garden salad or a tender rib-eye steak, you’d probably pick the latter option. We don’t blame you, because most people would pick meat over vegetables on any day of the week. However, it is very important for you to realize the importance of consuming vegetables. We shouldn’t just eat vegetables because they are cheap and free from fats. Our body actually needs those green veggies, mainly because of all the nutritional benefits that they offer.
If you stop eating vegetables today and adhere to a strict carnivorous diet, you are going to develop a number of deficiencies. These deficiencies may not cause too many problems early on, but they can lead to major health complications if you continue to keep vegetables out of your plate. From a health perspective, it is mandatory for people to eat vegetables in good quantities. The problem with that is most people are simply not fond of the taste of vegetables. That being said, it would be quite wrong to say that vegetables are not tasty at all. It all boils down to how you cook them. If vegetables are cooked in the traditional way (boiled or sautéed), they are probably not going to impress anybody. However, you can come up with clever ways of adding vegetables to your diet. Baking the zucchini bread is one such way of doing so.
Some people believe that the zucchini is quite an unappealing vegetable to eat on its own. You do not have to worry about that once you learn the art of baking zucchini bread. There are very few things in the world that are as delicious and nutritious as a perfectly baked loaf of zucchini bread. When you take a bite of the bread, you are not going to feel as though you are munching on a bland vegetable. You will taste, smell and feel the delicious bread that is packed with essential nutrients. What’s more amazing is that you can come up with different types of zucchini bread by using a bit of your imagination and kitchen creativity. Here’s a few varieties of zucchini bread to help you understand what we are talking about:
1) Butterscotch Zucchini Bread
The rich, sweet and delectable flavour of the butterscotch is going to take over this bread and make you crave for a few more slices once you have had the first one. You cannot go wrong with butterscotch. Most people who like ice cream are madly in love with the butterscotch flavour. The butterscotch zucchini bread can be served with your choice of cold or warm beverage. This can be considered as an ideal dessert recipe. If you are trying to surprise your guests with a healthy dessert that is completely different from all the guilty pleasure desserts that they have grown accustomed to, then the butterscotch zucchini bread is definitely going to be a terrific choice. It is also a very clever way of getting children to eat vegetables. Those little ones will munch on anything that tastes creamy and delicious. The enchanting aroma of the butterscotch bread will make people of all ages forget the fact that they are having bread and vegetables for dessert.
2) Oat Chip Zucchini Bread
This version of the zucchini bread is perfect for people who are on a weight loss mission. For those of you who are not aware, oats are rich in fibre, calcium and a host of other highly important nutrients. When combined with another equally nutritious food item such as the zucchini, it produces a remarkably healthy baked item that leaves the eaters feeling incredibly good about their dietary choices. To accentuate the taste, you can add a bit of honey, maple syrup and other ingredients. You do not have to worry about forcing your kids to eat this bread. They will come up to you and ask you to bake this bread on their own.
3) Chocolate Zucchini Bread
This one’s for all the chocolate lovers. The chocolate zucchini bread is incredibly popular. You do not have to be an aficionado of healthy food to appreciate the surreal taste of chocolate combined with zucchini in the form of a sumptuous loaf of bread. The healthy goodness of a vegetable that is not known for its taste becomes much more palatable when chocolate chips are added to the mix. Some people like to use semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. Others go for the rich and sweet chocolate powder. When served with a chilled coffee drink, this bread makes a fantastic evening snack.