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Red cabbage with apples

This recipe combines two nutritious colorful fall favorites, apples and red cabbage (often available year-round). Who says you can’t add a bit of sweetness to make it more fun? The holidays are all about color and flavor. This combination is super-crunchy, sweet and refreshing. You can even serve it warm, if desired.

2 cups apple juice or cider
2 TB apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp allspice
3 cups red cabbage, shredded
1 cup grated fresh apple (red or pink-hued of your choice)
pinch of salt

In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the juice or cider, vinegar and allspice to a boil. Add other ingredients and simmer for about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Nutrition Facts (per 1/4 recipe)
96 calories
<1 g fat
24 grams carbohydrate
1 g protein
3 g dietary fiber
85 mg sodium

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Medley

This fresh vegetable-forward summer squash recipe is reminiscent of the south of France with the addition of Herbes de Provence, an herb blend that typically includes dried basil, fennel seed, marjoram, rosemary, sage and thyme. If unavailable, you can substitute 1-2 tsp of these herbs instead.

2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 large zucchini, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large yellow squash, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 tsp. Herbes de Provence
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Preheat oven broiler. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté 3 minutes. Add zucchini and yellow squash and sauté 5-6 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 2 more minutes.

Add Herbes de Provence, cherry tomatoes and salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer mixture to a casserole dish. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Place under the broiler for a few minutes, until cheese melts. Less than 100 calories and 3 g fat per serving.