Posts Tagged ‘squash’

Zucchini Nut Muffins – A Healthy Way to start your day

zucchini nut muffins

Zucchini Nut Muffins are a healthy way to start your day with plenty of protein and vegetables packed in. In addition, it’s great for a nutritious breakfast on the go.  Summer squashes are great to add some extra nutrition to your baking. For instance, just grate them up and squeeze out the extra liquid or…

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Zucchini Saute – A Simple Summer Side Dish

zucchini saute

Zucchini Saute is a deliciously easy way to prepare zucchini that is ready in about 15 minutes. Perfect for those too hot to cook summer nights. And it is easy to adapt to the ingredients you have on hand and adjust the amounts to feed one or a crowd.  Health Benefits of Zucchini Zucchini is…

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Squash and Potato Salad – A Healthy Colorful Side Dish

Squash and Potato Salad

This Squash and Potato Salad is a colorful side dish in autumn and winter and is meant to be served warm or at room temperature (like Hot German Potato Salad). I used russet potato in this, but you can use your favorite potato variety, including sweet potatoes. Some people think white potatoes are not as nutritious as…

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Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust – Low Carb Plus

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust lets you have your pizza while maintaining a low carb lifestyle. Most of us think of spaghetti squash as a replacement for pasta, but it can be used to replace bready pizza crust as well. Low carb plus extra vegetable servings. Win-Win! As with other winter squashes, spaghetti squash is a…

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Spicy Maple Roasted Acorn Squash – Packed Beta Carotene

Spicy Maple Squash

Spicy Maple Roasted Acorn Squash is a simple way to prepare this healthy winter squash. Acorn Squash is loaded with beta carotene, which gives it that bright orange-colored flesh. Our bodies turn that beta carotene into vitamin A which acts as an antioxidant in our bodies protecting it from cell damage that can cause a…

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Spicy Cold Zucchini Soup – With a Spicy Kick

Spicy Cold Zucchini Soup

Spicy Cold Zucchini Soup is an easy cold blender soup with a spicy kick to it that is delightful in the heat of summer.  I used yellow zucchini to make this, but use your favorite summer squash or whatever you have on hand. Summer squashes are a good source of most vitamins and minerals, as well as…

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Garlic Sesame Zoodles – A Quick and Easy Side Dish

Garlic Sesame Zoodles

Garlic Sesame Zoodles is a quick and easy side dish that could also be a light lunch or dinner with your favorite protein added to it. A healthy dish in about 10 minutes. Zucchini noodles are a fun way to serve summer squash. You just need a spiralizer to cut the squash into long noodle…

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Dandelion Greens with Roasted Butternut Squash

dandelion green butternut squash

Dandelion Greens with Roasted Butternut Squash is a great way to prepare these bitter, but very healthy dark leafy greens. The sweetness of the roasted squash and raisins balances the bitterness, while the nuts add a nice crunch and some healthy fats. Dandelion Greens get their bitterness from phytonutrients called glucosinolates which are great for…

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Edible Flowers – Not Just a Modern Food Trend

edible flowers

Edible flowers are not just a modern food trend. People have been using flowers in foods for millennia. Not only do they look pretty, but they are also tasty and nutritional too. Edible Flowers Add Nutritional Value: There has not been an extensive amount of studies done to date on edible flowers. But the research…

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