Summer Veggies Recipes

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summer vegetable dish

Summer veggies are abundant in big and small towns alike. So this week we're sharing 5 ways you can cook up your latest fresh market finds.

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Tomato Eggplant Zucchini Bake

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your veggie bake as a side to beans and rice. Enjoy your favorite dessert for your 25% part of the plate.

75%water-fiber foods – tomato, eggplant, zucchini, fresh basil, fresh parsley, beans, rice, onions, stewed tomatoes
25% foods – dessert, oil, parmesan cheese

Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your salad with your favorite market find fruit for dessert. Peaches are quite tasty this time of year.

75% water-fiber foods –  corn, zucchini, tomatoes, green onions, quinoa, peaches
25% foods – dressing, olive oil, feta cheese

Recipe Note: Cut the amount of dressing, oil and cheese in half to ensure they don’t spill out of the 25% zone.

Greek Chickpea Salad With Arugula

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your salad with chilled cantaloupe and pita bread for your 25% part of the plate.

75% water-fiber foods – tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, arugula, chickpeas, olives, parsley, cantaloupe
25% foods – dressing, whole wheat pita bread

Summer Succotash

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your succotash with farro next time you grill. Your grilled meat will be the 25% part of the plate. Don’t eat meat? Try grilling tofu instead.

75% water-fiber foods – squash, bell pepper, corn lima beans, cherry tomatoes, farro
25% foods – grilled meat, butter/oil

Recipe Note: Reduce the amount of saturated fat by using olive oil to replace butter.

Steak Fajita Bowl

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your bowl with brown rice, grilled corn and veggies, black beans, and pico and steak. A big juicy slice of watermelon would be quite refreshing at the end of the meal. Don’t eat steak? Omit it or try these Gardein Be’f Tips instead.

75% water-fiber foods – corn, pico, black beans, grilled veggies, guacamole, brown rice
25% foods – steak/ be’f tips, sour cream

👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans and cooked whole grains. 

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