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June 13, 2013 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Healthy Living

Roast Your Veggies for Better Health and Taste

Roasting is arguably the easiest and tastiest way to prepare your veggies. It preserves their nutrients while concentrating their natural sugars and flavors, which makes them particularly yummy to even the pickiest palates. Roasting also shrinks them in size (because it removes their water), making it easier to consume more in one sitting. Based on my culinary experience, the veggies that best lend themselves to roasting are cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, onions, and bell peppers.
Simply place your vegetables of choice on a baking sheet or casserole dish, drizzle or mist with extra-virgin olive oil, sprinkle with a little kosher salt, and roast at 375-400 degrees until lightly browned (about 15-20 minutes).
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