August 24, 2012

Ask the RD: Roasted Vegetables

I'm guessing that most of you already know how to roast veggies but for those of you who do not, I wanted to share because it is one of my favorite things to make. It is so easy, tasty and lasts all week long.

I've been loving to make roasted vegetables each Saturday or Sunday to eat in my lunches the following work week. That way I have healthy food prepared which helps me to include vegetables in my lunch daily.

Some of my favorite roasted vegetables:
-Green beans- Cook green beans at 350 degrees with a bit of olive oil. When finished cooking, toss with dijon mustard, vinegar and garlic powder. This is a family favorite that I make often.
-Carrots- toss in about a tablespoon of olive oil and cook until slightly crispy. (pictured above before roasting).

-Tomatoes- cut in half, sprinkle with pepper and a bit of salt and cook until soft. These do not even need to be flipped over due to the high moisture content. (pictured above)

-Jalapeno poppers- This one is more indulgent but is delicious. Slice a jalapeno in half and remove the seeds. Fill with light cream cheese and wrap with a piece of bacon (turkey bacon works well). This works as an excellent appetizer. (pictured above)

-Beets- cut into bite sized pieces and toss with oil. These usually take about an hour to bake and need to be flipped a couple of times. These are awesome plain or on top of salads.

-Butternut Squash- chop into bite sized pieces and sprinkle 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, chili powder, onion powder and garlic powder over the squash. Bake at 375 until soft.

What is your favorite roasted vegetable?
I would love to hear some new ideas!

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  1. Ohhh, sounds delish! I love roasted veggies. I love to do it with cauliflower. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. My hubby drizzles honey over potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, turnips and carrots (and/or almost anything else we might happen to have!) before roasting them. SOOO delicious!! But I've never tried doing green beans the way you suggest here. That and the Jalapeno Poppers are going to have to be on the menu very soon! Pinning this...thanks!


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