My husband loves my zucchini and summer squash casserole but I wanted to try something different with the delectable squash.
In my opinion, this is even better than my eggplant parmesan and the perfect light, satisfying summer dinner. I love salad, especially during the warmer months, but sometimes a fresh homecooked meal tastes especially great.
Zucchini, classified as a fruit because of its seeds, is super low in fat, carbs, and sugar and rich in nutrients including Vitamins A and C, B6, Potassium, Magnesium, and Manganese which helps the body form connective tissue, bones, blood-clotting factors and is also necessary for normal brain and nerve functions.
The ingredients are simple and most likely you will have most of them available in your refrigerator. You can serve this dish with a fresh salad or a side of pasta.
It comes together in about 20 minutes and bakes for about 40 minutes. Therefore from knife to plate you will have an amazing dish in only an hour!
Ask anyone that knows their beans, especially vegans, just how nutritious and delicious chickpeas are, and they are low in fat! One cup contains 269 calories and a whopping 14.5 grams of protein with only 4 grams of fat. In addition, if you are looking to increase your fiber, chickpeas contain 12.5 grams along with 80.4 mg of calcium and nearly 80 mg of magnesium.
Chickpeas contain all nine essential amino acids which make them a complete protein, necessary building blocks that keep bodies functioning properly.
And, with the spinach, this soup is one of the healthiest in my repertoire and is also fantastic when you have a cold or flu.
A huge shout out to Twospoons.ca for posting their mushroom pasta recipe which was featured on Vegan Feed Gram. It was a great inspiration for my creation shown here. This is a super-fast dinner idea and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
You can experiment with different types of veggies and also pasta. I used what I had in my pantry and am delighted with the deliciousness of this dish!