July 19, 2012

6 Summer Vegetable Recipes & Crunch a Color Giveaway! {Naptime Simple Tips}

There are lots of delicious vegetables abound in farmer’s markets all over the country right now. I am especially excited by what I am finding in the Northeast. Because we have such a relatively short growing season what is available right now is truly a fleeting pleasure. Here are some of the awesome locally grown vegetables I’ve been spying on Martha’s Vineyard this week and a few ideas for what to make with them. If you have resolved to have your children try some of these scrumptious vegetables with you this summer I suggest you pick up a copy of Crunch a Color. This award-winning eating game by Jennifer Lee ( I chatted with her yesterday) will get them happily munching away on healthy summer veggies in no time. Even better, enter to win one of five copies here today!

Tomatoes via The Naptime Chef

1. Roasted Tomato Sauce

2. Mom’s Nearly Famous Gazpacho


3. Corn Salad

4. Grilled Corn

Artichokes & eggplant

4. Eggplant Parmesan

5. Grilled Marinated Artichoke Hearts with Blue Cheese


6. Summer Zucchini Bites


To Enter to Win 1 of 5 copies of the award-winning Crunch-A-Color game:

1) Leave a comment sharing the vegetable you’d like to start eating more of this summer!

2) Subscribe to The Naptime Chef newsletter (upper right side)

3) Subscribe to The Naptime Chef on Facebook.

4) Contest runs from July 19th at 7am through July 25th at 7:00am. Award winners will be announced in the newsletter on June 27th! Only able to ship to US and Canadian addresses.