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Caprese Zucchini Casserole

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A summertime favorite--zucchini casserole--gets an Italian spin in this delicious and healthy side dish with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. You can use zucchini or summer squash in this caprese-style casserole, or a combination of the two. A sprinkling of fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar just before serving brightens up the flavors. Serve with grilled or roasted chicken and some quinoa, rice or couscous to soak up the juices from the casserole for a satisfying and easy dinner.

Zucchini Fritters with Dill Yogurt

Serve these crispy zucchini fritters with creamy dill-yogurt sauce during the summer when zucchinis are abundant at the farmers' market (or in your backyard garden). The key to the best fritters is moisture management. Zucchini is primarily made up of water, so this recipe starts with a two-step process of salting and squeezing the vegetable to remove as much of that water as possible. Once that simple step is done, this easy healthy recipe comes together in a snap.

Baked Sweet Potato Curly Fries with Parmesan

These fun baked sweet potato fries are made with spiralized sweet potatoes and topped with garlic powder and Parmesan cheese for a crunchy, savory snack that's healthy too. You can spiralize the sweet potatoes yourself or pick up a package of sweet potato "noodles" in the produce department of your supermarket to speed up the process even more. Since they're baked instead of fried, they're easier to make and lower in calories than deep-fried sweet potato fries. Serve them along with your favorite beef, turkey or veggie burgers or as a party appetizer that kids and adults will love.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This healthy recipe for oven-roasted cherry tomatoes couldn't be easier, but the results are impressive. Simply toss tomatoes with olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper and slow roast until they're soft and caramelized and practically taste like candy. Serve the tomatoes as a side for chicken, fish or really any main, add them to warm grain bowls or salads, top a burger with them, toss with pasta or add to omelets and frittatas. If you want an even simpler flavor profile, feel free to omit the herbs while cooking. And if you want to gussy them up, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, after roasting.