Summer Squash Healthy Recipes

 

Zucchini and other summer squash such as yellow summer squash, crookneck squash, and pattypan squash are abundant in backyard gardens, farmers markets and groceries this time of year.  Squashes are a versatile vegetable that can be prepared with a wide assortment of different flavors and textures.  No need to get bored with dinners this summer!

 

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Check out these baked sticks and thin ribbons of summer squash from our friends at Cooking Light:

 

Parmesan Zucchini Sticks with Smoky Roasted Romesco Sauce http://bit.ly/1ePVZTe

 

Yellow Squash Ribbons with Red Onion and Parmesan  http://bit.ly/1cT36On

 

Rich in potassium, B6 and vitamin C, summer squashes are low in calories with one medium sized summer squash only contributing 35 calories.  Their versatility combining with all kinds of other foods and spices make them a great side dish, brunch addition, afternoon snack and dinner party appetizer.

 

Did you know that the name “summer squash” refers to the short storage life of these squashes compared to their winter counterparts?   Best Storage for Fruits and Vegetables A to Z! is an article that might help you store your summer squash properly so you have plenty of time to use it in lots of different recipes.