Stovetop Mixed Vegetables

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You can’t eat too many vegetables, try this tonight, it only takes minutes to make!”

Here’s how I turned bland into pretty darn good! I will tell you for this I  used frozen vegetables. Being a pretty new mom, for me keeping some frozen veggies on hand helps for a quick addition to rice, pasta, soups, or even eaten all by themselves! Here’s how I made it.

What you’ll need:

A bag of frozen veggies. I used cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, yellow squash, and green beans. You can use whatever blend you like.

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove of garlic

salt and pepper to taste

onion powder to taste

parmesan cheese, 1-2 tablespoons, but make it as cheesy as you like!

In a medium sized pan, add you olive oil, and garlic. Let saute for a minute or so. Add in your frozen veggies. You may thaw them out first, but I have found that it’s not necessary. Stir to coat vegetables. Add in your salt, pepper, onion powder, and parmesan cheese when your veggies are slightly tender. Let the veggies cook until they are soft. You may then add more seasonings, or cheese to your liking. At times I have added more olive oil as well. You can really make this easy recipe al your own, and don’t worry about my amounts. Enjoy with a side of brown rice, and grilled chicken, beef or fish!

Creamy Cauliflower Mash

Creamy Cauliflower Mash

Creamy Cauliflower Mash

Replace mashed potatoes tonight with creamy cauliflower!

I wanted the creaminess of mashed potatoes but wanted something not so starchy, so I made this easy creamy cauliflower. It’s delicious and gives you the effect of mashed potatoes without too much guilt! Enjoy!

What you’ll need :

1 large Cauliflower head

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, more if you wish

2 tablespoons butter, again use more if you like

water

4 ounces low fat cream cheese

1-2 tablespoons parmesan cheese

salt and pepper to taste

garlic powder

dried parsley flakes

Start by rinsing your cauliflower in cool water and cut into small pieces. Next in a large pot add your olive oil, garlic, and butter. Sautee for a minute. Don’t let the garlic burn, or it will become bitter. Add your fresh cauliflower and toss to coat. Add about 1/4 cup of water and cover to steam cook. If you need more water, just add to the pot when cooking. Once cooked through, you may then add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, cream cheese and parmesan. At this time you may begin to mash with a handheld masher or use a blender to make really creamy. I like mine a little chunkier in texture, so I used my handheld. Taste your cauliflower! You may need more seasonings, just don’t eat all of it, because it’s delish! Serve in a pretty dish with a dab of butter and sprinkle on some dried parsley, fresh if you like. Enjoy!