HEALTHY (PALEO) ZUCCHINI BREAD
I am thinking you might really like this Healthy (Paleo) Zucchini Bread. Zucchini is anti-inflammatory. In 2016 my shoulder was severely injured in a car accident. I was caregiving at the time and so could not take off the time to recuperate after surgery. So, I endured shoulder pain for over 4 years. This was one of the reasons why I investigated and took on the Paleo lifestyle, to reduce and even eliminate the pain associated with the inflammation.
After removing grain and refined sugar from my body and undertaking the right rehabilitation the pain began to lessen and actually disappeared. Now if I indulge in eating real ice cream or some sweet dessert (with refined sugar), my body starts to ache with pain, not only in my shoulder but everywhere.
I’ve now moved to a Keto Low-Carb lifestyle. This bread is not Keto compliant. It is Paleo compliant and fabulous if you are still incorporating fruit like pineapple in your lifestyle.
Back to zucchini…
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF HEALTHY (PALEO) ZUCCHINI BREAD?
Is this Healthy (Paleo) Zucchini Bread nutritional? Zucchini is high in antioxidants (lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene), helps your bowls (high in water and soluble fiber), improves heart health, strengthens your vision (vitamin A), reduces inflammation, and helps with weight loss and may help reduce blood sugar (low-carb).
This bread also contains fresh pineapple, which is like a super food. This fruit is high in vitamin C, A, and beta-carotene, thus protecting your body from free radicals and boosting your immune system. Its vitamins B1 and B6 help to break down sugar and starches in the digestive system. Pineapple’s copper content helps red blood cells synthesize. And with potassium, this fruit controls your heart rate and blood pressure.
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF HEALTHY (PALEO) ZUCCHINI BREAD?
Due to the apple sauce and pineapple in this Healthy (Paleo) Zucchini Bread, light sweetness is the predominant taste sensation.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH HEALTHY (PALEO) ZUCCHINI BREAD?
With the predominant taste sensation of this Healthy (Paleo) Zucchini Bread being sweetness, choose an off-dry white wine as a match. One with just a little sweetness, such as medium-dry Riesling or Gewürztraminer or off-dry rose.
WHAT OTHER HEALTHY (PALEO) RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR PALEO DIET?
I wanted to share with you the BEST thing you can do for yourself to support your diet. Invest in a Vitamix Blender! I stand behind this product 100%. This Vitamix is a long-term investment worth every dollar! I use this Vitamix for almost daily all of my diet needs – smoothies, ice cream blends, hot soups (made right in the Vitamix), sauces, and more! Every other blender I purchased before my Vitamix failed within a couple of years. This blender is a work horse. My best-friend has had her Vitamix for over 20 years with NO issues! I just got my Vitamix this past year and LOVE IT!
HOW TO YOU PREPARE HEALTHY (PALEO) ZUCCHINI BREAD?
Preheat oven to 350 F (170 c). In a food mixer or processor add all dry ingredients, egg, and apple sauce. Mix until well blended.
Remove the bowl from the mixer. Fold in to mix the zucchini, pineapple cubes, and walnuts. Transfer mix to a 4 cup (4″ X 8″) loaf pan sprayed with avocado non-stick cooking spray. Bake loaf for 20 to 25 minutes until golden. Cover with tinfoil and bake another 15 to 20 minutes to ensure the center of the loaf is done. (Pineapple and apple sauce make the dough wet.) Remove from the oven. Let the loaf cool. When cooled, loosen sides and flip over onto a plate. Serve at room temperature or toast in a toaster or Panini press.Print