There’s something endearing about bite-sized food. Some people might think chicken nuggets and the like are for kids, but adults flock to them too. Take the energy ball trend, for example, or chocolate truffles, foods created by adults for adults with that spark of childhood fun. Our favorite sweet bite-sized snack though? Zucchini garlic bites. It’s like the savory version of our sweet frozen chocolate banana bites.
Perhaps these foods are so beloved because they are small, portion-controlled, and therefore diet-friendly; or maybe because they are shaped perfectly for dipping, and the fun and delicious of dipping speaks for itself. What about dipping carrots in hummus makes the bland vegetable so good? Why do chips in salsa, or fries in ketchup become even more addictive than on their own?
Why worry about those unhealthy foods when there’s a nutritious recipe filled with all of the crispy, garlicky, scrumptiousness of Italian food? Enter the Zucchini Garlic Bite.
Zucchini: The Vegetable that Keeps on Giving
Zucchini is the quintessential healthy food to substitute unhealthy food. There’s the trend of zucchini fries, zucchini snuck in chocolate desserts, zucchini noodles, zucchini muffins, and the list just goes on! And it should.
First of all, zucchinis are low in carbs, which is why they’re so popular with the dieters. It’s also rich in essential nutrients like potassium, manganese, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Due to their water content and polysaccharides, a certain kind of carbohydrate, zucchinis could even improve one’s heart health. It contains pectin, a fiber that has been shown to reduce inflammation and may protect the body against diabetes and insulin resistance.
There’s no wonder this vegetable took the food world by a storm.