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Summer Squash – A Super Food!

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Summer squash is in season – and here are some great reasons to try this great vegetable!

Why it’s a super food:

  • Summer squash is high in antioxidants which may help prevent certain diseases.
  • Summer squash is high in beta carotene and Vitamin C which help boost the immune system.
  • Summer squash is low in fat.

 

 

Here is a great grilled summer squash recipe:

Ingredients:

2 pounds summer squash

1 onion

2 red bell peppers

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup shaved parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions:

Preheat grill.  Slice squash into 1/4 inch thick slices.  Remove seeds from peppers, and slice into rings. Slice onions as well.  Marinate all in the olive oil (15 minutes).  Place veggies on grill about 5-10 minutes each side, depending on heat of your grill.  Top with parmesan cheese if desired.

 

 

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