Are you eating the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day? Fruits and vegetables are not only low in calories, they’re full of tummy-filling fiber and tons of vitamins and minerals that you just can’t find in other foods. Nutrients that keep us healthy and free from disease.
If you’re looking for ideas to get more on your plate, check out my previous post on my “no big deal” changes to bump up your fruit and veggie intake. Oftentimes it’s about trying a new take on some of the ones you don’t think you like.
Take yellow squash, for example. I love simply boiled yellow squash but I could never get my daughter to enjoy it….until I tried this recipe. Now Squash Casserole is one of her favorites. It’s quick and easy – and healthy!
Simply slice and microwave (or boil, if you must) a few yellow squash. When tender, mash them to a puree (or blend them in the blender if you don’t like chunks…I happen to like them) with a tablespoon or two of a healthy buttery-flavored spread like Smart Balance or Brummel & Brown. Once cool, mix in a beaten egg and a quarter cup of seasoned bread crumbs.
Spread into an oiled (or use a spray) 8″X8″ pan and cover with a light layer of bread crumbs and perhaps a spray of oil. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly brown (about 20 minutes). Mmmm.
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