Veggies Veggies Veggies

Today’s talk is about those wonderful VEGGIES!!  In the Washington Post there was an article that caught my attention and this was the first paragraph.

“People who eat seven or more portions of fresh fruits and vegetables each day may reduce their risk of dying from a wide variety of diseases by as much as 42 percent over people who consume less than one portion, according to a new study by British researchers who tracked the eating habits of more than 65,000 people for 12 years.”


Here are a couple of ways to cook these beauties.  The first method is roasting your veggies.  I love the roasting method and making a vegetable medley is a fav.  You just cut veggies into chucks that are fairly uniform, preheat over to 425 degrees, and place veggies on a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.  Drizzle with olive oil and kosher salt and pepper.  I like to rub it all around with my hands and then pop it in the preheated oven.  Depending on the size of your veggies, it will take about 15-20 min to cook.

On the right I did a mixture of carrots, cauliflower, broccoli and mushrooms and on the left is a potato mix of white potatoes and sweet potatoes.  I seasoned this with a little garlic salt, pepper and some sage and they were delish!!  LOVE roasted veggies!

The next way to get your veggies in, is to serve a salad.  I like to make a spinach salad with some homemade dressing.  Spinach is a favorite base for a salad around here but everyone likes different toppings, so I kind of make a mini salad bar.  It’s quite a pretty sight to see :).  It would be beautiful on a huge platter served at a dinner party.  Below I have some bacon, red peppers, fresh motz cheese, red onion, carrots, egg and toasted almonds.  I love avocado as well.


SO ENJOY THOSE VEGGIES!!  Like your mama said, “They’re good for ya!”  I would love to know your favorite way to serve veggies.  Thanks for visiting :).

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