Are you trying to get your family to eat more vegetables? National Eat Your Vegetables Day is June 17, and is an excellent opportunity to sample tasty veggie dishes. They can accompany meat, or be a scrumptious side dish. Your kids will love the Chocolate Muffin recipe, and will not even notice spinach as the secret ingredient!
The sweet and savory flavor profiles of Thai cooking is matchless, as represented in this scrumptious noodle dish. The simple recipe calls for Thai-style flat rice noodles, broccoli, mushrooms, asparagus, onions, and garlic. The noodles and veggies are steeped in an aromatic broth. Try this dish as a main course or a quick meal. It is vegan/vegetarian-friendly!
Traditional beef stew recipes include beef, carrots, onions, and potatoes. Amp up your family’s daily veggie servings with this vegetable beef stew. It has chunks of tender beef and the regular vegetables, plus green beans, red bell peppers, and garlic. The stew is chock full of savory herbs, spices, and a shot of red wine. Serve with a hot skillet of homemade cornbread as a side.
When you fire up the grill this summer for meats, why not grill some veggies as a healthy side? This recipe is a colorful medley of broccoli, mushrooms, butternut squash, red onions, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and garlic. Drizzle them with olive oil, season to taste, and grill until tender-crisp.
Even the most finicky children will never guess that you sneaked spinach into these decadent muffins! While they gleefully nosh on the chocolaty muffins that are loaded with banana and chocolate chips, they will not notice the boost of vitamins from the minced spinach. Who knew that spinach could taste so good?
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My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.