Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Skillet Veggies – Video Post

1 WWPP Posted by 7 years ago 17 Comments

Phew! this video almost didn’t happen! It was like everything that could go wrong did go wrong, phone ringing, grumpy toddler, almost didn’t have all the ingredients, battery was dead on the lap top, you name it, it happened. But we prevail with yet another disorganized, disciplining toddler cooking video where somehow I end up with a pretty good meal. This one complete with a mention of time out AND a tricycle accident off camera.

This is one of my oldest recipe ideas and a variation has been published in Eat Up Slim Down Annual Recipes 2008 – 150 Simply Delicious Recipes for Permanent Weight Loss (p143). Although they edited to have more oil which I think is unnecessary unless you want it. Skillet Veggies

  • non-stick olive oil spray
  • ½ of a small vidalia onion chopped
  • 3 large cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 small zucchini sliced thick
  • 1 small yellow squash sliced thick
  • 1 small pepper any color chopped
  • 1 large tomato cut in chunks or a 1/2 pint Cherry/Grape tomatoes halved
  • Kosher salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil

In a non-stick large skillet sprayed with non-stick spray add the diced onion and garlic over medium-high heat. While that is cooking slice up the zucchini, squash and pepper and cut up the tomatoes in chunks. If you are using Cherry tomatoes half them, you want the juice to help cook the other veggies.

Once the onion starts to turn a little opaque and starts to burn (adds great flavor) add all the veggies and sprinkle with all the spices. Cover. The “juices” from the tomatoes and other veggies will start to steam everything. Stir a few times and cook until the veggies are tender about 5 minutes.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amount per Serving Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
4 1/4 of the recipe 35 0 2g 0

See other recipes using: garlic, onion, peppers, tomato, yellow squash, zucchini

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    July 3, 2008

    Im so bummed it wont work for me! you did such a great PREVIEW OF VIDEO ATTRACTIONS post too :) M. Reply


    July 3, 2008

    Sounds good.. I make something like this i use a can of sliced mushrooms, a can of whole peeled tomatoes, 3-4 yellow squash, 2 green peppers, 1 broccoli crown, 1 onion, a few cloves of garlic, fresh parsley, dried basil, salt, pepper and the juice of 1 lemon.. and i cook the onions and garlic in some cooking spray, cut up the tomatoes and the rest of the veggies and then throw them all in and when they finish cooking i put it over rice or some pasta.. its kind of like veggies in some kind of sauce and the lemon gives it a little zing =] Reply

    Laura N

    July 3, 2008

    Oh my gosh, I am so excited for this recipe. I love zuch & squash on the grill, but can't grill (fire?! scares me, that's DH's territory) so I never get to make them like I like them. But this is the next best thing. Can't wait to make this over the weekend. Thanks! Reply


    July 3, 2008

    Great and simple idea to use the abundance of squash that's available this time of year...thanks! Hang in there with your three-year-old. It won't be long before you're missing these days - it goes by sooo fast. It's so awesome to see a mom really savoring every moment with her son! Enjoy that. : ) Reply

    Laura N

    July 3, 2008

    As I suspected--this dish is AMAZING. I ommitted onions, used jarred minced garlic and 1/2 can diced tomatoes (I'm lazy and have a cutting/chopping/slicing threshold!). And it was still fantastic. I put the veggies in a 1 point tortilla and topped it with 1/8 cup shredded mozzarella. I am so full, for only 2 little points. Yum Yum. Another fantastic one, Roni. Thank you!! Reply


    July 4, 2008

    i am excited on trying your recipe. Reply


    July 6, 2008

    HAHA! Ryan is a hoot! Thanks for the awesome recipe! Reply


    July 8, 2008

    Judy really enjoyed Ryans antics and hearing his voice. She actually went upstairs looking for him at first because she did not see him only you. Roni I think a quarter cup of freshe equals one tsp of dried basil. It is a large amount of fresh in comparison to the dried it might even be more than quarter cup. Good cooking I enjoyed the video and recipe also your patience with Ryan. Love, MOM Reply


    March 8, 2009

    Yum! great meal for when you dont have alot of points at the end of the day...or your meal wasn't as filling as you had hoped you just make one of these and be good! Lots of the filling foods are used too! I did ww years ago before the momentuem plan and was successful but gained it all back but I have joined back and I love the momentuem plan I feel alot healthier and fuller! I have a 1 point tortilla I use and I love it cause it has 12 grams of fiber so its super filling! It is the smart and delicious tortilaa by latotilla factory. Its pretty good considering but it is a little cardboardy yours? Reply