“Eat your vegetables!” That phrase has stricken many children with fear and disgust throughout the generations, so I’ve heard. Vegetables have gotten a bad rap for a long time as something not to be enjoyed, but rather eaten only because mom said they’re good for you. I, personally, have liked most vegetables for as long as I can remember. This is very fortunate for me – my parents were gardeners – always plenty of vegetables at our house.
These days, with all the emphasis on eating healthy, vegetables are being elevated to a place of great importance. Fine with me – as I said, I’ve always liked vegetables. Of course, I also like cheese and creamy sauces. Those are not always healthy and can contradict the ‘healthy’ aspect of eating your vegetables.
Good news! There are ways to jazz up your veggies without compromising the healthy benefits. No microwave needed.
Roasting your vegetables is a healthy alternative to microwaving or steaming and the flavor and texture are a little different as well. I prefer this most times. AND …. my little person gobbles these up.
This recipe is more or less a suggestion. I like this combination of veggies and seasonings, but there are other variations I like as well. That’s another benefit – you can change up the seasonings to compliment your meal, or your mood. There are some great pre-mixed seasoning options if you are shy about trying your own. Mrs. Dash makes some great ones. I have also been known to sprinkle some parmesan cheese over the vegetables right before serving.
Try this one or try one of your own and let me know what you think. What did you come up with and which is your favorite?