Published July 11, 2014

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