While you are busy harvesting your backyard gardens, we are filling your feeds with the best dishes to use those veggies in. From vivacious, vitamin-filled greens to crisp carrots, these bites are filled with guilt-free deliciousness—enough for the entire family to enjoy and race each other to the kitchen for seconds.
When it comes to fresh veggies, there’s not much to worry about. There are an infinite number of ways to incorporate them into every meal and snack—even the sweet stuff! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride, because we’ve already done your homework for you. Here are 5 simple recipes featuring your garden grown vegetables!
Recipe #5: Garden Vegetable Spaghetti
Via Betty Crocker.
Grab a bit of everything from the garden for this one. Mix up your favs in any way you want—personalizing this dish is easy. Generally, though, a combination of peas, peppers, zucchini, onions, and tomatoes make up this particular combination.
Once you’ve got your veggies, all you need is some olive oil, herbs (from the garden of course), and some parmesan. Add some grilled chicken or shrimp for a dash of protein!
Nutrition: 420 Calories | 10g Total Fat | 17g Protein | 70g Total Carbohydrate
Recipe #4: Garden Vegetable & Bean Soup
Via Fat Free Vegan Kitchen.
A heart bowl of soup is just what everyone’s belly needs. The added beans are a nice surprise and it can become the perfect accompaniment for a grilled cheese, too. You can easily add some red beans alongside the cannellini as well!
Are you looking for an easy side item? All you need are some readied veggies and a grill to make it happen. Grilled veggies pair well with any protein, as well as sandwiches, and can even go next to a buttery, fully-topped baked potato. Some Italian dressing is the secret ingredient to extra-flavorful bites here.
Nutrition: 80 Calories | 6g Total Fat | 1g Protein | 8g Total Carbs
Recipe #2: Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet
Via Simply Stacie.
Here’s one of the most delicious (and easiest) weeknight meals around. Good-for-you ingredients, one pan, and a quick prep time makes it one that even our novice chefs can whip up in a pinch. Throw some fresh rolls in the oven to finish off the plate.
Nutrition: 383 Calories | 21g Total Fat | 35g Protein | 16g Total Carbs
Recipe #1: Garden Vegetable Lasagna
Via Recipe Girl.
The best of both worlds—comfort food and nutritious meals—come together to create a family dinner everyone will beg for another plate of. Cheesy, veggie-filled, and satisfying, make sure to serve this up with a crisp salad and a garlic knot or two. Pro tip: You can go with a marina based sauce or alfredo (both work well!).