We have an epidemic in America, people eat way too many carbs!!! So go against the grain and eat way too many vegetable for a change!! Use these vegetable recipes to cut down on your starches, to increase your vitamins and minerals, and shed some of those LB’S !
3 medium yellow squash
Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
1 large cauliflower (trimmed and cut into bite size pieces, washed with water still on)
16 garlic cloves, peeled and lightly crushed
1 -2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon salt
1/4-1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil, adding more to taste
more olive oil, to drizzle if wanted
Mix oil, rosemary, salt, pepper and garlic together.
Toss in cauliflower and place in a large casserole dish in one layer.
Roast in a preheated oven at 450 degrees for 20 minutes; give a toss and bake for 10 more minutes (source).
Marinated Vegetable Salad
5 cups broccoli florets2 cucumbers, peeled, sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 carrots, peeled, thinly sliced
5 ounces sliced black olives
3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 (8 ounce) bottle Italian dressing
12 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
salt and pepper
1 Combine all ingredients, except tomatoes, in large bowl.
2 Cover and refrigerate overnight, stirring occasionally.
3 Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and toss (source).
Edible Veggie Skewers
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 small zucchini
3 small yellow squash
2 tablespoons kosher salt
15 baby carrots
In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients for the spice rub together until well blended; set aside.
Cut the zucchini and squash in half lengthwise and gently scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Place the vegetables skin side down on a sheet pan. Sprinkle them evenly with salt and let them sit for 5 minutes to sweat. Rinse them in cold water to remove the excess salt and pat them dry with paper towels. Slice them widthwise into 1-inch pieces. Using the sharper end of a chopstick, gently screw a hole through the center of each piece. Put them into the spice rub and let them marinate while you prep the carrots.
Using a peeler, peel down the baby carrots to the width of a chopstick, leaving the top inch of the carrot to use as a handle. Gently push a piece of zucchini onto the carrot with the skin side facing the “handle” of the carrot. Next skewer a piece of squash at a 90 degree angle to the zucchini. Repeat 2 more times so that there are 2 pieces each of zucchini and squash on the carrot “skewer.” Repeat until all the carrots have been used.
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Place the skewers on the grill and cook for 3 minutes on each side or just until the vegetables are tender. Remove them to a platter and serve (source).
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