Nicole Palmieri, who is currently studying Dietetics at the University of Dayton, shared with Healthy Lombard that…
Vegetables can be a tricky portion of your plate to handle, whether it is for yourself or your kids. There are so many vegetables out there, but few are appealing to most people. However, preparing them in a certain way and pairing them with other ingredients can make them taste delicious! Here are a few ideas to try on 5 different vegetables!
- Sweet Potato with Tahini
Peel and cut a sweet potato into thick fry-like slices. Add a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, pepper, parsley, and rosemary to the sweet potato fries. Bake at 450 °F for about 30 minutes, flipping the fries halfway between the cooking time. Once they have cooled, add a drizzle of tahini on top or as a dipping sauce, and enjoy! Tahini is made from sesame seeds and is plentiful in fiber and many minerals. As for sweet potatoes, they offer vitamin C and potassium.
- Zucchini with Parmesan
To make cooked zucchini with Parmesan in a pan, heat olive oil and half a chopped yellow onion in a skillet over medium heat. Once the onion has browned, add zucchini (sliced into 1-inch-thick coins from 2 zucchini squashes, then cutting those coins in half), garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Cook until the zucchini has become tender, which will take about 10-12 minutes with stirring occasionally. Sprinkle Parmesan immediately after they have cooked and serve! Zucchini is low-fat and high in multiple B vitamins, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin, which are types of vitamin A.