Do you wish you knew easy healthy recipes so that your kids would eat more vegetables? Do you wish you enjoyed eating a few more vegetables yourself?!
These easy healthy recipes don’t have to be complicated. One simple cooking technique will work for almost any vegetable and all you need is a pan, olive oil, and salt. Plus, a very hot oven…
#1 Technique for Vegetables Kids Love for Easy Healthy Recipes
Roasting vegetables is not only easy, but it’s also delicious. With slightly crispy edges and soft insides, the flavor intensifies with just a hint of sweetness. If you’ve never tried roasting vegetables, this technique is worth doing tonight. Be sure to add this to your list of easy healthy recipes, too!
THE TECHNIQUE: Heat your oven to 400 degrees F (425 if you have more than one pan in the oven at a time). Chop or slice any vegetable into uniform size (about the same width, height, etc.), slather with a few tablespoons of olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Cook for about 20-25 minutes, flipping once halfway through. That’s the basic technique!
Easy Healthy Recipes That Kids Will Love
1. Potatoes with Garlic & Rosemary
Finely chopped garlic and rosemary transform lowly potatoes into a more nutritious form of french fries, one our kids can’t eat enough of.
2. Peppers, Carrots & Red Onions
The perfect side for roast chicken or steaks, everything on the pan gets just the right amount of sweet, gooey, and crispy all at once. (400 degrees, olive oil and salt for 20-25 minutes, and that’s it!)
3. Roasted Okra
These crisp right up for a crunchy side. If you’ve never made okra, this is a perfect introduction. (Prepare the same way as peppers, carrots, and onions above.)
4. Yummy Butternut Squash Recipe
With a hint of maple syrup, butternut squash goes from a so-so side dish to one our kids’ cheer for. Bonus, it’s a great baby food recipe as well. Just add water and blend.
5. Crisp Asparagus Recipe
Add a splash of balsamic vinegar to your roasted asparagus for another level of tangy flavor.
6. Whole Roasted Carrots
Maple syrup makes another appearance with these carrots and a giant carrot draped across a kid’s plate also produces giggles at dinner time.
7. Oven Roasted Broccoli
Cut a head of broccoli into florets but don’t worry about making them too pretty. Each piece curls up during the roasting process anyway. Bonus, this is an irresistible way to prepare cauliflower too. Really.
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Which healthy roasted veggie recipe is your kiddo’s favorite? Share it in the comments!