Vegetable

Lemon and Shallot Roasted Asparagus

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One of my favorite veggies of recent has been asparagus. There is something about it that screams summertime and fresh. I wasn’t sure that my boys would enjoy it, but when I roast it in the oven, they seem to gobble it up! One of favorite ways to roast asparagus is with fresh lemon peel, shallots and olive oil. Yum!

Lemon and Shallot Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients:

1 bunch of fresh asparagus with the ends cut off

1 lemon zested

1 small shallot sliced finely

salt/pepper to taste

olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet with the lemon zest and shallots. Drizzle with olive oil just enough to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for around 15-17 minutes or until the asparagus is tender. Serve and enjoy! I could eat this every day!

Baked Zucchini Fries

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I don’t know about you, but I am always searching for ways to get more vegetables into my diet. It can be a struggle some days, right? I know that I am not alone!

One of my favorite vegetables is zucchini. I love that it is so versatile. You can make noodles out of it, sautee it, bake it and more! I recently made zucchini “fries” and they were so delicious! These “fries” are so easy to make and you can dip them in your favorite low calorie dipping sauce!

Baked Zucchini Fries

3 medium zucchini rinsed

no calorie butter spray

salt, pepper to taste

2 tablespoons bread crumbs

 

Directions:

Cut the zucchini into strips to resemble fries and place on baking tray.

Spray the zucchini with the butter spray and season with the salt and pepper.

Sprinkle on the breadcrumbs.

Combine all of the ingredients together and bake at 350 until done. This typically takes about 20 minutes.

If you want more breadcrumbs to make them even crispier, you can add more. I am just trying to watch my caloric intake since I am doing the Nutrisystem plan.

Enjoy! These are so delicious! I dipped them in Calorie Free Walden Farms Ranch dressing that I buy at Publix.

You will want to eat the entire pan! Go ahead, zucchini is so good for you!