An Easy Way to Get Your Veggies

by Helen M. Ryan

Oooh summer's here!

And summer makes it easy to get your veggies in. Aside from salads, which I love in the summertime because it's hot and they are easy, I also cut up a bunch of vegetables and throw them in a "grill pan" on the barbeque (see photo above). It's really simple and quick, and the veggies taste amazing.
For a little added "extra," I cut off one end of a mini-pepper, scoop out the seeds, and stuff it with a little reduced fat cream cheese (or a reduced fat Laughing Cow wedge) . Mmmm.

Not as good as frozen yogurt, of course, but a really easy way to eat the colors of the rainbow.

Do you have any special summer grilling recipes or ideas that you swear by?


BONUS: Want a recipe for a reduced fat dressing for your summer salads? Here you go:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (more or less depending on taste)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • A dash of ground pepper


Published July 11, 2014