Photo: Jennifer Causey

Fresh, flavorful, and ready in 20 minutes, this vegetarian main is a family favorite.

April 18, 2017

COMMUNITY MEMBER: Sue Given, 54

LOCATION: St. Paul, MN

SUCCESS STORY: 65 pounds*

Minnesota mom Sue Given credits the Cooking Light Diet with making a remarkable difference in her life. "I'm so much healthier now, and I'm able to be a much better mom for my kids," she says. "Seriously, that's the best part."

Sue also tells us that the "cherry on top" of the CL Diet is that her kids love the recipes, too. We sent her this quick succotash recipe to test drive; the whole family loved it. According to Sue's husband, the leftovers he enjoyed for lunch the next day "tasted even better!" Sue labels this recipe as a "must-make" and recommends bringing it to a picnic or potluck this season, as it holds up well and is easy to transport. Great idea, Sue!

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We're ready for the glories of summer produce, but since it's not quite the season, frozen vegetables and year-round grape tomatoes do the job wonderfully. This speedy, veggie-packed entrée is light yet satisfying, and it holds up great when prepared a day in advance.

This easy, potluck-friendly, year-round recipes is from Cooking That Counts: 1,200- to 1,500-Calorie Meal Plans to Lose Weight Deliciously ($22, Oxmoor House). Make it part of your personalized Cooking Light Diet meal plan.

*Cooking Light Diet members, on average, lose 1/2 pound a week.