I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I'm not crazy about vegetables. Weird, right? I know what you're thinking, "you're a flipping vegetarian!" It's true!
And I'm going to assume I'm not alone. The number one vegetable consumed by Americans is the potato. Now, don't get me wrong, I love potatoes and they have their place, but y'all we have got to get some colors into our diet. The current recommendation is 2- 2 1/2 servings of vegetables per day (along with 1 1/2-2 cups of fruit). Eating veggies provides health benefits –those who eat more veggies (and fruits!) as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Not to mention vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
"BUT THEY DON'T TASTE GREAT." I hear you! That's why I'm going to share with you what I believe to be a game changer.
Ready? I have found that the way you cook your veggies makes all the difference. Roasting vegetables will change how you feel about eating vegetables. Seriously. I have found that any vegetable I've tried roasted is delicious. Cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, carrots, asparagus, beets, artichoke hearts, zucchini, onions, and of course sweet potatoes and regular potatoes.
And, bonus! It's super easy. Simply chop the veggies and swirl around with olive oil and the spices of your choice. I like salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Cooking times will vary so use a search engine to check the timing for your favorite. (Pro tip: flip them halfway through!) There are plenty of recipes online that you can use as well if not sure about what spices to use.
Let me know in the comments what your favorite veggies are and your favorite way of cooking them. If you have a super delicious recipe, share it! You at be featured in a future post!