Weekly Vegetable - Chard

Happy Wednesday! This week I'm sharing CHARD! I was never a huge Chard fan until just these last few years. As you get older your taste buds really start to change and I'm finding myself liking more things than I ever did before!

Chard Benefits:

This veggie helps with losing weight and helping with cholesterol as well as it's a great antioxidant and has vitamin C, K, and A. It's got other healthy minerals in and overall it's basically a good vegetable that you need in your life ;).

Sautéed Chard with Cherry Tomatoes Recipe:

  • Rinse Chard really well.
  • Chop into squares.
  • Pour a little olive oil in a pan on low-medium heat.
  • Throw the Chard in the pan.
  • Cut up cherry tomatoes and add them with the chard.
  • Add in some garlic powder, pepper and oregano.
  • Sautee for about 10 minutes or until the kale becomes "darker".

Chard goes good with lot's of different meals, but I especially love it with some mac n' cheese ;).

Annika

 

Weeky Vegetable - Zucchini

Zucchini's are a fun veggie to cook with and are the perfect summer and fall vegetable. Growing up my mom always grew zucchini and squash! I never remember eating it, but I remember it was something always my mom always grew.

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Zucchini Benefits:

Make sure to never peel the skin off of Zucchini as it contributes lots of vitamins and nutritious benefits! It's full of Vitamin C, Protein, Fiber, and Carbohydrates. It also has Potassium, Folate and Vitamin A! (info via here)

Cherry Tomato Zucchini Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash the Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes well.
  • Slice the Zucchini and Tomatoes.
  • Toss both in a bowl with light Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, and Oregano.
  • Lightly oil a glass-oven safe pan, then pour veggies on it.
  • Cook for about 30 minutes!
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This recipe is simple and soooo good with the tomatoes!

xo,

Annika

 

 

 

Weekly Vegetable- Asparagus

Guys! This week on my weekly vegetable post I'm sharing...... ASPARAGUS! I never knew I could love it so much until I roasted it! You can find that recipe at the end of this post. Asparagus has become one of my favorite veggies out there!

Asparagus Benefits:

Asparagus is packed with nutrients! It contains Vitamins A, C, K, E and B6. It also has Calcium, Fiber and Protein along with some other wonderful contents! It may make your pee stink, but it's a wonderful veggie especially if your trying to lose weight! Visit here if you want more info!

My Go-To Roasted Asparagus Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Wash your Asparagus, snap off all the ends.
  • Place on tray, drizzle with olive oil, pepper, garlic, and thyme.
  • Set timer for 15-20 minutes. I like mine crispy and crunchy! ;)

Hope you try out some Asparagus!

Annika