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Try this veggie skillet recipe, courtesy of the American Heart Association, for a quick and easy heart-healthy side dish.

Herbed Veggie Skillet Recipe

  • 2 teaspoons canola or corn oil
  • 8 ounces sliced zucchini
  • 1/4 cup sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
  • 1/3 cup diced tomato
  • 2 tablespoons water (plus more if needed)
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram, crumbled
  • 1/8 teaspoon (scant) dried oregano, crumbled
  • Pepper to taste

Preparing Your Herbed Veggie Skillet

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom.
  2. Cook the zucchini, onion, and bell pepper for 3 minutes, or until the onion is soft, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients except for the pepper.
  4. Cook, covered, for 5 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender, adding more water if necessary.
  5. Sprinkle with pepper.

Nutritional Facts

Calories: 69, Total Fat: 2.5 grams, Saturated Fat: 0 grams, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 gram, Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, Sodium: 9 milligrams, Carbohydrates: 11 grams, Fiber: 2 grams, Sugars: 3 grams, Protein: 2 grams

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