Three Fresh Vegetable Recipes to Enjoy This Summer

Registered Dietician

| 2 min read

Easy ways to eat more veggies
Summer is here and it is a great time to enjoy some fresh vegetables. Vegetables are low in calories and fat. Moreover, they are filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. They are great to help you attain your weight-loss goals and just keep you in better health.
The goal is to get at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but really, the more veggies the better. Remember one serving size is ½ cup cooked or 1 cup raw.
Here are three of my favorite flavorful, versatile and easy-to-make vegetarian recipes. Try them as a side dish, main entrée or even a snack.

Colorful Chopped Salad with Garbanzo Beans

I love chopped salads because they are no fuss and easy to eat. Think of this one as a guide, because you can add any of your favorite vegetables to it. And remember not all salads need to have a leafy green. The best part of this recipe to me is the garbanzo beans, also known as chick peas. They are a legume that offers protein and a nice texture to this salad.

Layered Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomato Casserole

I love this recipe and it has helped my husband accept eggplant (it’s growing on him). It is so easy and again, you can mix it up with different vegetables. I have also included summer squash, bell peppers or mushrooms into this dish in the past.

Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

I adore spaghetti squash. I love the versatility, flavor and texture that it can offer any dish. I think you will all love this healthy vegetarian recipe, too.
Now that you have three new colorful vegetable recipes to try, get cooking. Let me know what you think of these. Your body will thank you and so will your family. I’ll have more in a second installment later this week.
What are some of your favorite vegetable recipes?
Looking for more ways to fit more vegetables into your diet? Check out these veggie-filled recipes:
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