Try Roasting as Vegetable Cooking Method for Healthy Flavor
Looking for an easy, fresh and delicious way to get in those nutritious veggies? Try roasting as it brings out the explosion of flavor in this delectable vegetarian dish, Roasted Summer Vegetables and Pasta from Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook. You will not believe how simple this gourmet-style meal is to create. Get yourself a sous chef or look for pre-chopped veggies in your supermarket and it’s basically a one-step recipe!
Eat the Rainbow for Nutrition!
You are eating the rainbow in this hearty veggie dish. Squash alone provides vitamins A, B and C plus fiber, calcium, iron and folate. Grape tomatoes also have vitamins A and C – both powerful antioxidants – vitamin A is needed for eye, bone and skin health while vitamin C promotes immunity and healing. Not to mention, tomatoes are rich in lycopene the valuable antioxidant found to reduce the risk of cancer.
package small tubular pasta8-ounce
large yellow squashabout 4 cups, halved and sliced 1-inch thick crosswise
grape or cherry tomatoes
red onionhalved and sliced 1/2-inch thick
salt and pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese
torn fresh basil leaves
Calories 189 | Calories from fat 29% | Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 1 g | Cholesterol 2 mg | Sodium 38 mg, Carbohydrate 28 g | Dietary Fiber 2 g | Sugars 5 g | Protein 6 g, Diabetic Exchanges1 1/2 starch | 1 vegetable | 1 fat
What You Will Need to Make this Recipe
Choose Whole Grain Pasta
While you are at it, choose whole grain pasta over regular pasta for more vitamins, minerals and fiber per serving. They are both interchangeable in recipes as they are prepared the same way; however whole wheat pasta provides 6 grams of fiber per serving versus only 2.5 grams from regular. This will help weight maintenance as fiber helps you feel satisfied and full longer, contributes to a healthy digestive system and may also help lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar.
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These vegetables are in season in the summer, you can find them year round. Make this using your favorite veggies and whatever you find in season. Roasting is always a delicious healthy cooking method!
If you want healthy southern recipes, turn to Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook. All of Holly’s cookbooks have a ‘Pantry Stocking Guide’ to help stock your pantry and help you whip up healthy meals in a hurry! “A well-stocked pantry is like a permanent shopping list!” Then, you can cook any meal in 30 minutes.
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