Now that we’re entering a new year, I’m trying to adopt a new, healthier lifestyle. Along with trying to achieve 10,000 steps daily, I also cut certain foods out of my diet.
Instead of enjoying a sandwich or slice of pizza for lunch, I’m trying to eat more vegetables in the form of salads and stir-fries. I look forward to my salad each day, and I don’t really miss bread and starches. Since gluten really disturbs my digestive tract, my stomach thanks me as well!
I actually love the bitter flavor, and I enjoy pairing it with other fruits and vegetables to create new and unique tastes.
This super fast and easy saute has become one of my favorite veggie dishes to prepare.
If you love kale just as much as me, try it in other dishes, like our bright kale salad with grapefruit and spiralized apple and onion.
Make this quick and nutrient-rich recipe below now.
Cooking by the Numbers…
Step 1 – Prep the Ingredients
Set out the vegetables. Measure the olive oil, and set out the salt and pepper.
Mince the garlic, and halve the cherry tomatoes.
Step 2 – Gently Cook the Onions and Garlic
In a large skillet, warm the olive oil on medium heat. Add the onions and cook until slightly softened, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and stir until just fragrant, but not browned.
Step 3 – Add the Broccoli, Kale, and Zucchini
Add the broccoli, kale, and zucchini to the pan.
Stir frequently until the vegetables begin to soften.
Step 4 – Add the Tomatoes
Add the cherry tomato halves to the pan. Cook for just another minute or two, carefully stirring to avoid smashing the tomatoes.
Step 5 – Season and Serve
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm!
Super Fast, Super Easy, Super Healthy!
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult, especially with this simple and quick vegetable saute dish, all made in just one pan.
In just a few minutes, you can enjoy the fresh taste (and the amazing health benefits!) of assorted veggies like zucchini, kale, broccoli, and tomatoes.
Want to mix things up a little? Swap out your favorite ingredients to make a truly unique dish. Try using eggplant, or sweet bell peppers. Or add a squeeze of lemon or sprinkle of red pepper flakes for even more flavor.
What are your healthful resolutions for the new year? Be inspired by all of our vegetable dishes, or share some of your favorite recipes with us in the comments below.
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Photos by Nikki Cervone, © Ask the Experts, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. See our TOS for more details. Originally published July 6th, 2015. Revised and updated December 31st, 2017, with additional writing and editing by Nikki Cervone.
*Nutritional information derived from a database of known generic and branded foods and ingredients and was not compiled by a registered dietitian or submitted for lab testing. It should be viewed as an approximation.
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