Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...
What foods are best paired with the warm weather? Anything that's light and refreshing, and forget about fried foods! This recipe for baked tuna and zucchini cakes with lemon-yogurt dressing is perfect for a warm-weather, Meatless Monday meal.
Zero in on zucchini
Zucchini is one of those great warm-weather veggies found in abundance in the summer. Do you find yourself running out of ideas for how to use zucchini? Maybe you've been using them only to make things like zucchini bread or muffins? This might be the perfect, meatless recipe to help you branch out of your zucchini comfort zone.
Often, recipes for these types of cakes call for frying as the method of prep. This meat-free recipe already scores points in the "healthy foods" category since it includes nutritious zucchini and tuna, and these cakes are baked, not fried. Not only that, but cutting meat from your diet, even once a week, may reduce your risk for chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Participate in Meatless Monday for the perfect opportunity to start scaling back your meat consumption.