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It’s mid-summer, there’s so much to do and mealtime can sneak up on me, do you know what I’m talking about?

Maybe for you, it’s running kids around to camp, to the pool, to daycare all while balancing work from home…or it’s just so hot your motivation to cook dinner is low; I get it.

Here’s my fix to the ‘whoops I don’t have a meal plan’ blues.

The other day I grabbed some patty pan squash after work and set out to make dinner.

I knew pan frying was in its future.

After I sauteed some diced bacon and fresh onion I added the chopped patty pan and fried it to a golden brown.

Tossed with some corkscrew pasta it was a hit!

Summer squash is so versatile and nutritious.

Did you know squash is filled with fiber which helps you feel full and keeps your digestive system running smoothly?

Summer squash is a great source of vitamin C and beta carotene, which helps with eye health and to heal cuts and wounds.

With loads of vitamin B6, summer squash helps us metabolize protein. It’s a source of folate which produces red blood cells and reduces the risk of having a baby with certain brain or spinal cord birth defects.

Summer squash has a very good source of potassium, which helps to control blood pressure, and a personal benefit for me helps prevent nighttime leg cramps.

I often make a summer squash quiche with squash in abundance.

The quiche habit started in my life when I had toddlers who would eat anything with cheese 😉 I could get lots of veggies (especially kale and chard) in them at one meal. Ha!

Here’s Angelo’s Aunt Joan’s favorite summertime quiche.

Check it out.

CLICK HERE for Aunt Joan’s Crustless Summer Squash Quiche

Enjoy the abundance of summertime goodness even more knowing how good it is for you.

See you at the market-