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Baby Vegetable Recipes

Article Written By Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Small Healthy Packages for Healthy Weight Loss

Sometimes, the most valuable treasures arrive in small packages. Such is case of baby vegetables that often get buried by Big Boy Tomatoes, squashed by Heirloom Squash and smashed by Cinderella Pumpkins.

Vibrant Flavors, Playful Textures, Vivid Colors

Baby veggies can add vibrant flavors and textures to the daily diet - as well as a profusion of eye-appealing color. An added plus is that baby vegetables cook so much faster than their big-boy compadrés.

Baby vegetables also make terrific bases for appealing appetizers for parties and fun-time events.

On that note, here are a few of our favorite baby vegetables along with some diet friendly recipe suggestions:

circle03_skyblue.gif Baby carrots, baby corn, pearl onions, tiny boiler potatoes, cherry tomatoes, baby pumpkins, midget cucumbers, tiny broccoli heads, radishes, button mushrooms  and asparagus tips.

Baby Vegetable Recipe Suggestions for Dieters

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Tom and I love the following mix: chicken, pearl onions, baby carrots, asparagus tips, tiny broccoli heads, button mushrooms, salt, pepper and a dash of your favorite Asian sauce. Serve hot over cooked white rice.

Baby Vegetable Recipe Tips For Soups

circle03_skyblue.gif Try adding baby veggies to soups.

Vegetable Soup Recipe

We love this soup mix: chicken broth, salt, cracked pepper, pearl onions, sliced button mushrooms, baby carrots, baby corn, diced boiler potatoes in the jacket.

For a meat-protein base start by cooking onions in a Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil that has been placed into a deep soup pot.

Add cubed raw chicken to the pot and cook until the meat is almost done. Add water and then the baby vegetables. Cook until well done. Potatoes should be tender and forked easily.

Rich Orange Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Baby pumpkins work wonderfully well as a container for rich pumpkin soup. Simply add skim or low fat milk, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and a dash of ground nutmeg to a can of pumpkin.  

Add no calorie sweetener and a pinch of salt. Serve warm or cold.

For a richer pumpkin soup you can use 1%, 2% or whole milk - or half skim milk and half whole milk.

For an ultra rich bowl or cup of pumpkin soup you can add 1 serving of your favorite rich vanilla creamer to your bowl for an additional 30 or so calories.

Sprinkle the top of the pumpkin soup with toasted pumpkin seeds for an additional wow factor. Nothing says comfort like a warm bowl of hearty pumpkin soup.

Baby Vegetable Tips For Salads

circle03_skyblue.gif Try adding baby veggies to salads.  

There are a number of Diet Recipe Creations that you can concoct. We love spring greens, cherry tomatoes, button mushrooms, baby corn, baby carrots, sliced baby cucumbers, sliced radish and a bit of onion.

Drizzle with 5-calorie balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with a few sesame seeds, hulled pumpkin seeds or hulled sunflower seeds if desired.


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