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.

  • Jenn

    Hey Naptime Chef, I would like to eat more zucchini! The summer zucchini bites sound delicious. Thanks!

  • LO_TS

    I’ve love to eat more zucchini too and try baking zucchini bread which i’ve been meaning to try for a while.

  • LO_TS

    I subscribe to you via the email lo_ts@ymail.com

  • Cathy

    More tomatoes!

  • April V

    SQUASH! I love it, and haven’t had it but about twice this summer!

  • April V

    I’m a subscriber.

  • vaishali sharda

    Avocado..wait that’s a fruit?? Asparagus..:)

  • Laura

    Summer squash!

  • I want to learn to do more with eggplant!

  • Miranda

    I’d like to eat more eggplant.

  • Miranda

    FB follower

  • Miranda

    Newsletter subscriber.

  • I would love to eat more artichokes! 🙂 

  • I have subscribed to the newsletter!

  • I keep up with Naptime Chef on FB! 🙂 

  • Ro’Chele A

    This is such a cool game! I’m going to the farmer’s market this weekend and plan on getting TONS of zucchini, and I’m pretty excited about it.  🙂

  • Ro’Chele A

    I’m an e-mail subscriber! 

  • Ro’Chele A

    I subscribe on FB!

  • Diane

    Hands down – kale is the veggie I’d like to eat more often!

  • Ehughes1207

    I would love to try Kale!

  • This summer I would love to start eating more arugula!

  • I subscribe to  The Naptime Chef newsletter!

  • I like The Naptime Chef on Facebook! (I am Robin O’Sullivan). Thanks for the giveaway!

  •  I mean I SUBSCRIBE on Facebook!