Take your new and familiar veggies and (after peeling if necessary) cut everything into similar sizes. Toss into a large bowl; add a light drizzle of olive or coconut oil, a few splashes of vinegar (I like balsamic), herbs and spices of your choice, and mix it all together. If I have some garlic lying around, I’ll usually add several cloves to the mix to help boost flavor and nutrition. Come on, have fun, use your (clean) hands to really mix it up!
|Roasted Veggies and a Dollop of Goat Cheese Makes for Happiness on a Plate.|
Pull from the oven and try to resist the urge until slightly cool to avoid burning your taste buds off. Once cooled down a bit, enjoy your familiar veggies along with the new ones alone or as a side dish to a variety of meals. Roasting is such an easy way to try new things since it doesn’t take much thought but yields great flavor.
This is a great way to get kids started on veggies because roasting carmelized their sugars making for a sweeter taste. Try roasting a red bell pepper for a super sweet treat your kids will love.
|If you’re not a fan of brussel sprouts, this picture should help tempt you…..at least a little bit.|
|The options are limitless|
If you are unsure or just hesitant to grab some new produce and roast it, here are a few good recipes to get you started.
Good and easy with one of my favorite items….Butternut Squash
Another recipe worth using. I hardly ever use the amount of oil called for as it just hides the flavor of each veggie and adds unnecessary calories - http://www.cookingnook.com/roasted-vegetable-recipes.html
Here's a great recipe for roasted veggies with Quinoa.
Don't forget to pick up some new produce next time you are at the store and roast something tasty the whole family or friends can enjoy. If you like it with a little kick....Just Add Cayenne!!