Healthy Family Dinners: Vegging Out
Edamame and Mushroom Risotto
Zucchini & Chickpea Ratatouille
What You're Getting from Your Veggies
Spinach is an inexpensive form of hard-to-get iron.
Tortellini provide a satisfying pasta hit without too many calories.
Mushrooms add a meaty flavor and texture.
Chickpeas pack fiber and are naturally rich in protein.
Soy crumbles can be substituted for ground meat in most recipes.
Cheese like flavored feta is an easy, convenient way to infuse bold flavor.
Edamame, or fresh soybeans, contain all nine essential amino acids.
Originally published in the April 1, 2009, issue of Family Circle magazine.