Summer Squash Ratatouille

Simple summer produce is simmered in an easy classical French dish, that is big on flavor and low on effort.Serves 4-6 Ingredients-2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil-1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped-5 cloves of garlic, crushed-1 medium eggplant, large diced-2 zucchini squash, large diced-2 yellow squash, large diced-5 or 6 fresh tomatoes (or one 28oz can)-Hearty … Read More


Bean & Butternut Squash Chili

Chili is a classic meal as the weather starts to cool down. This time of year butternut squash is in season. Add squash to chili for a hearty and healthy dish this fall! Red Bean & Butternut Squash Chili  INGREDIENTS Non-stick cooking spray  2 cups diced butternut squash (about ½ of a medium squash) 1 … Read More


Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month – June 2019

Summertime brings back memories of working in my grandma’s garden. We would gather up the fresh green okra, warm red tomatoes, bright yellow squashes, and dark purple eggplant in the morning before the heat of the day and then have the freshest, most flavorful (and colorful) supper that evening. Fruits and vegetables contain the vitamins, … Read More


Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

With all the different fruits and vegetables available at the grocery store and Farmers Market, it’s hard to know exactly how to store all of them. Here’s a quick reference guide for storing your fresh fruits and vegetables:   Fruits and vegetables that should be stored in the refrigerator (at 40°F or below) include apples … Read More


Skewered Veggies

Makes 1 serving Ingredients 1 cup vegetables (summer squash, peppers, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, jicama, turnips) Low-fat salad dressing Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash vegetables. Peel cucumbers, jicama, and turnips. Cut vegetables into chunks. Place chunks on a skewer. Drizzle salad dressing over vegetables. Refrigerate leftovers immediately. NOTE: If you don’t have skewers, arrange … Read More


Italian Mixed Vegetables

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 zucchini, sliced 1 yellow squash, sliced 1/2 red or green bell pepper, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 1/4 low-calorie Italian salad dressing 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions Wash, slice, and chop vegetables as indicated. Mix vegetables and salad dressing together in a microwave safe casserole dish. Cook vegetables in microwave … Read More


Super Stir-Fry

Ingredients Choose 5 vegetables (1/2 cup of each) Onion Broccoli Celery Carrots Peppers Mushrooms Squash Zucchini Cauliflower Choose 1 Starch (1 cup per person, cooked according to package directions) Brown Rice White Rice Rice Noodles Whole-Wheat Spaghetti Noodles 1/4 cup Stir-Fry Sauce (recipe follows) 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil Directions Wash and chop selected vegetables into … Read More


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