Most recipes can easily be made trans-fat free as long as you're not using hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, or products containing those items. This vegetable saute uses olive oil, a monounsaturated oil that helps to decrease bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. Plus, it's a colorful dish that will be sure to remind you that summer is right around the corner!
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
5 small cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 medium green zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium summer squash, cut into 1-inch pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
Parsley, basil, thyme, or other herbs to taste (optional)
Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add chopped garlic and onion and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until translucent. Remove from pan.
Add the squash and zucchini to the pan and sauté for about 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Lower the flame and cover pan. Cook on low for 6 to 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
Uncover pan, add the cooked onions and garlic and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper. If desired, add fresh herbs.
Calories per serving: approx. 70
Provided by Heather Bauer, a Registered Dietician (RD) specializing in the interrelation between eating habits, metabolism, and lifestyle. Visit nu-train for more tips and tricks and sign up for her monthly newsletter.
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