Recipe Type: Vegetables

Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers


Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers is a meatless version of Italian Stuffed Peppers. You can use any size or color bell pepper for this recipe. One-half large stuffed bell pepper can be a meal in its self providing about 12 ounces of food, 11 grams of protein, and only 290 calories. This ...

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Pan-Fried Zucchini

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Pan-fried zucchini takes an American favorite and cuts calories by up to 60 percent. This is accomplished by reducing the amount of breading and pan-frying versus deep frying. Americans love affair with zucchini began in the 1980’s with the introduction of deep fried zucchini as an appetizer. Most Americans will ...

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Caramelized Onions

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Restaurants can charge a premium for a side of caramelized onions. Caramelization, brings out the natural sugars in onions, converting pungent, sulfurous onions into a melt in your mouth, sweet delicacy. The same is done by roasting garlic. Cooking not only makes many foods more digestible, but also more flavorful. ...

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Boiled Potato Salad or Side Vegetable


Potatoes are inexpensive, one of the best sources of potassium, and provide many other essential nutrients. Boiled Potato Salad or Side Vegetable is very low in calories compared to fried potatoes, potato chips, mashed potatoes, and other prepared potatoes. You get the health benefits of potatoes without the calories and sodium. ...

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Oven Roasted Zucchini

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Zucchini is about 90 percent water and very low in calories. Oven Roasted Zucchini is a quick, easy recipe you can make using your oven or toaster oven depending on the amount. While over 75 percent of the calories are from fat, most of the fat is monounsaturated if you ...

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Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice


Vegetable Fried Rice is usually offered as an entree menu item at most Chinese restaurants that can be eaten as a side dish instead of steam rice. It takes a few more minutes of preparation and cooking, but is worth the effort. It turns low fiber white rice into higher ...

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Homemade Parmesan and Herb Potatoes

Parmesan & Herb Oven-Fried Potatoes


Parmesan & Herb Roasted Potatoes is a variation of Oven-Fried Potatoes. You can prepare a batch in about the time it takes to preheat your oven. These potatoes are baked at a lower temperature to prevent burning the parmesan cheese. Coated Red Potatoes in Baking Sheet Coated Russet Potatoes in Baking ...

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Pan Fried Summar Squash

Pan Fried Summer Squash

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Zucchini, a summer squash, is a very low calorie vegetable due to it’s low fat high water content. Four ounces (113 g) of zucchini or yellow squash has less than 20 calories. An appetizer made popular during the 1980s is fried zucchini. Breaded slices of zucchini, breaded, and deep fried. Breading ...

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Parmesan and Herb Baked Squash

Parmesan And Herb Baked Squash


You can make Parmesan and Herb Baked Squash using tender yellow summer squash or zucchini. Experiment with different herbs and adjusting the amounts to taste. Substitute Romano cheese, or use a combination of Romano and parmesan. The best flavor is achieved by using the best parmesan- parmigiano-geggiano. A little does ...

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Pan Grilled Asparagus

Pan Grilled Asparagus


Asparagus is a popular spring vegetable. In Italy, asparagus is boiled, baked, and added to risotto. Many American restaurants serve tender, crispy grilled asparagus as a side vegetable. If you have a grill, grilling asparagus only takes a few minutes. If you do not have a grill, to can come close ...

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