Briam (mixed vegetables in the oven )

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Roasted briam is a healthy summer dish, with all the Mediterranean aromas. This briam is a “cousin” of ratatouille, which comes from the region of Provence. In the local dialect there the word ratatolha, means stir. The difference between the two is that ratatouille does not contain potatoes and the vegetables are not roasted in the oven but stewed in a pan.

Pumpkin is rich in dietary fibers, water, vitamin A and C, potassium, calcium and folic acid. Vitamin A, is beneficial to good eyesight, healthy skin and good lung function. Vitamin C supports the immune and respiratory systems.

100 gr. of Zucchini  has 36 calories and 10% of the recommended daily intake of fiber. They are rich in water. Fiber helps with the digestion process and prevents constipation. They also keep blood sugar low and minimise the feeling of gluttony. Due to their high content in water and fiber, combined with few calories per serving, they create the feeling of fullness quickly, thus maintainI guess a healthy body weight.

Parsley has strong antioxidant properties and relieves the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is helps with digestion, preventing the feeling of bloating and discomfort.

If roasted briam is to your liking, then you might like to try pumpkin meatballs  in the oven.

 

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