Grilling intensifies the flavor of fresh veggies and is an easy way to add a simple tasty side to your main dish. Click below for a handy chart to provide you with easy guidelines for prepping and cooking veggies for optimal results.
OMG!! I love this meal! Why? It’s yummy. It’s easy. It’s got veggies baked in. It makes great leftovers and it freezes well. So, it’s great for now or later. It is also perfect for anyone with food allergies to wheat or eggs. The recipe omits the eggs and replaces bread crumbs with high-protein quinoa. Don't worry it's got loads of veggies baked inside so it will not be dry. I promise.
Spaghetti squash is a wonderful winter veggie that has a neutral flavor and will soak up any sauce or seasoning you serve it with, so it works well in many recipes. It’s a tasty and healthy substitution for regular pasta. Can be paired with Italian meat sauce, meatballs, garlic or Parmesan. You can also use it in casseroles or a substitute for hash browns.
A salad for breakfast?? WHAAA?? It sounds a little crazy but there is no rule that breakfast has to be a “breakfast food”. This Breakfast Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs and Avocado is a perfectly balanced breakfast (or lunch or dinner)! It’s quick enough to throw together for a weekday morning. Also, a great way to get some extra veggies in.
Are you ready to spring forward this weekend? I’m not happy about losing an hour or walking the dog in the dark for the next month but I am excited about warmer weather. It's not very spring like in Denver yet, so to help make it feel more like spring, you can start cooking with some springtime veggies.
Here is a super easy slow cooker recipe for you – Taco Meat! You can make up a big batch for easy meals throughout the week or freeze for future meals. You can use it for traditional tacos, in salad or in a taco bowl. Also great with eggs or tossed with a bunch of roasted veggies.
Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki is very tender and flavorful, you can serve it with a mix of rice and cauliflower rice or over zucchini noodles. Makes enough to feed a family and the leftovers are yummy. Double the ingredients and stick half in the freezer for future meals. Made with simple ingredients, this meal is a good one to keep in rotation. Serve it with sauteed veggies or steamed broccoli or a large green salad on the side.
Root vegetables are perfect for wintery comfort foods. They are inexpensive, hearty and so versatile. So many ways to prepare and eat them. They are delicious roasted or grilled. They can be made into soups, gratins, hash browns, fries, or root veggies chips. Mashed or pureed.
Italian Meat Sauce!!!
This my favorite meat sauce!! It’s an easy homemade Italian meat sauce recipe that is hearty and tasty. It freezes great so that makes it perfect for batch cooking. Easy go-to meal for busy weeks. Just defrost, add in some sautéed mushrooms and serve over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash. Great dish for real food, paleo, keto and whole 30 eaters.
Bok Choy - Looking for a new veggie to incorporate into your meal rotation? If you haven’t cooked with bok choy here is what you need to know.
What it is - Bok choy is a leafy member of the cabbage family that is most often associated with Chinese cuisine. Bok choy has crisp white stalks, dark green leaves, and a mild-taste. Available all year-round in the U.S. The most common varieties seen in the U.S. are the traditional and my favorite the baby bok choy. Both can be found at most grocery stores.
Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.