Quick and Easy

This sheet pan ratatouille is great way to use uo summer vegetables in a unique way. Roasting a bunch of veggies on a sheet-pan is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to enjoy a ton of good-for-you veggies! Roasting adds a unique flavor and is as simple as tossing vegetables of your choosing in some olive oil, salt, pepper and any additional seasonings you like.

We love all of the colorful vegetables in this sheet pan ratatoille Each vegetable provides it's own set of antioxidants, nutrients and fiber, meaning you'll get a wide variety of health-benefiting nutrients. Eggplant in particular is high in anthocyanins, a powerful group of antioxidants.

This dish is a hybrid between a traditional French ratatouille and an Italian eggplant caponata. We love this in our Weeknight Ratatouille Pasta with Chicken Sausage but it would also be excellent paired with grilled chicken or fish!

This dish is packed with vegetables including cabbage, snap peas, bell pepper, and green onion, which provide loads of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Cashews add a punch of heart healthy fats to this dish.

This is a great make-ahead dish because cabbage is a hearty vegetable that maintains its crisp texture even after it has been dressed.

Try adding shredded chicken or shrimp for a delicious meal.

Bento boxes are great tools for helping to control portion sizes. The vegetable portion of the meal should always go in the largest portion of the bento container. We always strive to make half of our meal vegetables or fruit and working with a bento box makes this so easy to see and do. Bento boxes are also great for packed lunches for school or work.

This bento is an easy and balanced lunch you can prepare ahead of time. It is filled with fiber, healthy fats, protein and vitamins and minerals to fuel your day!

We love swapping sweet potato noodles for regular noodles on occasion because it's an easy swap that really maximizes the nutrient content of a dish. Sweet potatoes are a great source of beta carotene, a compound that gives sweet potatoes their orange hue and also serves as a poweful antioxidant within our bodies.

The addition of brussel sprouts is another fun way to get your cruciferous vegetables in.  Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and cabbage are good sources of phytonutrients or plant compounds that reduce inflammation and the risk for cancer. Aim to get one serving of cruciferous vegetables in per day!

Avocado is a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats as well as potassium and fiber. Replacing saturated fat with monounsaturated (avocados, nuts, olive oil, canola oil) and polyunsaturated fats (fish, sunflower seeds, chia seeds & walnuts) in your diet is a great way to improve heart health and reduce the risk for heart disease. Choose plant-based oils that are liquid at room temperature as opposed to animal sources of fat.

Avocado adds a satisfying creaminess to the dressing! You'll love this crema as a topping on tacos.

Adding a flavorful sauce like this to vegetables is a great way to encourage eating more veggie servings, which means getting more vitamins and minerals. A lot of sauces you'll find in take out and restaurant foods are prepared with a whole lot of sugar and sodium. When you make sauces at home, you can can better control what goes into your sauce and you'll quickly find that creating a really delicious sauce or dressing doesn't require all that sugar and salt!

We love this Bang Bang Sauce in our Bang Bang Halloumi Bowls.