Vegetable Ideas-Seasoned Zucchini and Yellow Squash

I  know many people have a hard time getting their "5 a day", so here is a suggestion for something tasty and easy.

1 Small Zucchini
1 Small Yellow Squash
Olive Oil Spray
Herb Seasoning of your choice (I like Italian Seasoning blend)
S & P, to taste
Aluminum Foil

Preheat Broiler to high setting, ensuring that the rack is about 4 to 5 inches below the broiler. Cut zucchini and squash in half, lengthwise.  Place flat part of each onto cutting board and slice, again lengthwise, into 4 to 6 slices, keeping squash intact.  Then slice by width.  This method will ensure you get pieces small enough to eat and they will all be the same size, meaning even cooking.

Place your vegetables on a large piece of aluminum foil.  Spray with olive oil.  Sprinkle with spices.  Take another piece of aluminum foil and place on top.  Fold in all four sides so that the vegetables will not fall out of the foil.  Place in oven, under broiler, for about five munutes.  Turn broiler down to low setting and continue cooking another 3 to 5 minutes.

Remove and serve.  They will be cooked, but not mushy, tasty and nutritious. 

And the best part of all; no pans to clean!

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