Veggie Roasting 101

5 Jul

I got a question about how I roast my veggies. It’s fast, simple, delicious, and one of my go-to ways to eat vegetables.

You can use this method with any veggies, but the usual suspects for me are:

Broccoli Slaw

Rainbow Slaw (similar to broc slaw only it also has cabbage)

Spirilized Zucchini

Kale

Grab whatever veggies are to your liking though!

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I love my spirilized zucchini.

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Sometimes I will switch up the seasonings, but my no-fail combo is this one:

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Garlic powder

Montreal Chicken Seasoning (or Montreal Steak Seasoning is great too)

Nutrition Yeast Flakes (cheezey flavor!)

The seasoning mix is a blend of different herbs, spices, salt, and pepper. I highly recommend this one, but again, you can use any seasoning blend you have on hand.

The Method:

Put oven on broiler setting and move baking rack up so that it’s right up the broiler.

Spray a piece of foil with cooking spray and place on a baking sheet.

Spread out your cut up veggies on baking sheet.

Give them a quick spray with cooking spray and then add your seasonings of choice.

Place baking sheet on rack right under broiler and roast, watching carefully for around 5-10 minutes. (I start with the oven door closed for about 3-5 minutes, then crack it open for the remainder of time. This lets some of the high heat escape so you don’t burn them to crisps) (

*Cooking time will vary depending on what veggies were used and how “done” you want them to be. I like to take them out once they start getting slightly burned/crispy on top.

*Using the broil setting and putting veggies right under it allows them to be cooked very fast. This is a perfect option when you don’t have a lot of time….or are just impatient and want to eat now. 😉

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all ready to go

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noodle zucchini, bell pepper, and onion. along with marinara, chicken and sweet potato.

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angel hair zucchini with yellow pepper, marinara, gnocchi pasta, and soy sausage patties

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broccoli slaw with fresh salsa, baked turkey meatballs, whole grain english muffins with butter

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more zucchini noodles, fresh cilantro, marinara, turkey meatballs, and a toasted cheesy whole grain wrap

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rainbow slaw with marinara, spicy mustard, relish, baked chicken, and sweet potato wedges

Man, I could really use a bigger variety of plates. Ha ha.

This method makes for some darn tasty veggies. Don’t take my word for it though. TRY IT!!!

Kristi

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11 Responses to “Veggie Roasting 101”

  1. Health Freak College Girl July 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Yesss! Roasting veggies seriously changed my life! I love them 🙂

  2. Ellie @ healthy belly ellie July 5, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    YAY! Thanks for posting this! I will try this method right away! I roasted my broccoli slaw yesterday at 350 in the oven – and it took FOREVER, so long that I had to take it out early and eat because I had to run to work! Was still tasty, but I’m happy I have this broiling method to try!

    • Sweetly Fit July 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

      Yeah, I usually don’t have the patience to cook at 350, haha. The broiler is the unpatient person’s best friend. 😉 Let me know how it goes!

  3. Lisa July 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Haha, I totally use the same plates all the time as well. I should probably get more…I love your method. It definitely is convenient to just put on the broiler when you are hungry now and aren’t patient to wait. I love all your veggie combos! So my type of eats. Roasted veggies are by faaaar my favourite way to eat them!

  4. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate July 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    Roasted veggies are THE BEST.

  5. teabagginit July 6, 2012 at 2:14 am #

    roasted veggies are awesome! … roasted everything is awesome! 🙂 i sprinkle mine with 21 seasoning salute and sea salt! so good!

  6. Meg July 6, 2012 at 3:54 am #

    Mmmm roasted veggies are wonderful 🙂

    But so are YOU

  7. Tiff (@LoveSweatBeers) July 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Roasting has become my fav way to prep veggies. I try to spread them out as much as possible.

  8. KatsHealthCorner July 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    I never would have thought to use those broccoli slaw mixes for ROASTING!!!!! Kristi, you are a GENIUS!!! I am totally going to buy one of those and try it out! Thank you! ❤

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