Healthy Recipe: Calabacitas – Mexican flavored vegetable side dish

Here is another reason why I so love World’s Healthiest Foods. While I try to compensate my zero workout with eating health foods whenever I get the chance, here is another neat recipe – Calabacitas. Calabacitas is a Mexican flavored side dish. The hubby and I have been indulging in Mexican foods lately (spicy foods are his least favorite). While we are at it, this is one dish I am going to try out very soon. A regular dose of this healthy stuff and regular exercises, then I just might need less of ephedra free. (I know I have at least more than a couple of pounds to lose and some serious muscle toning to work on)

The ingredients are pretty much easy to find in my regular supermarket. A recipe with an unusual mixture of flavors. Can you just imagine all those flavors coming together? This is what I love about Mexican food, the flavor that is so rich, you just cannot stop munching. I have to watch it though and go easy on Mexican recipes with loads of cheese. It can be hard to resist, but I have to or else my lactose intolerance won’t like it.


Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 medium onion cut in half and sliced thin
4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups zucchini diced into ½ inch cubes
2 cups yellow squash, diced in ½ inch cubes
15oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1 4oz can of diced green chili
3 + 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
¼ cup chopped cilantro
3 TBS fresh chopped fresh oregano
salt and black pepper to taste
*Optional: drizzle with olive oil before serving


Slice onion and chop garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting benefits.
Prepare all the vegetables by slicing and chopping.
Heat 1 TBS broth in 11-12 inch stainless steel skillet. Healthy Saute onions in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently, until translucent. Add garlic and saute for another minute.
Add zucchini, yellow squash, remaining broth, green chili, and cook for another 3 minutes or so until vegetables are tender, stirring often. Add tomatoes and continue to cook for another couple of minutes.
Stir in herbs, salt and pepper. Serves 4

Healthy Recipe: Calabacitas – Mexican flavored vegetable side dish

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