My Favorite Veggie Sides

I am actually a person who loves eating my veggies! However, sometimes I do get bored with raw or steamed vegetables – as I’m sure you do too. So I’ve found some easy, creative recipes that I make all the time that will keep you from getting too bored with this important & sometimes bland food group. So check out the recipes below & ENJOY!

Broccoli with Garlic & Red Pepper Flakes

  • 1 bag of broccoli florets (or 1 head cut into florets)
  • 1 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Celtic Sea Salt & Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 large clove of garlic (minced)
  • Freshly-squeezed lemon juice to taste

Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees (I like to use my toaster oven because it’s quicker to heat up!) Toss the broccoli florets with the olive oil, red pepper flakes, minced garlic, celtic sea salt & black pepper. Bake for about 15 minutes or until desired tenderness. Squeeze desired amount of lemon juice over the top & enjoy!

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Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin & Paprika

  • 1 bag of Cauliflower florets (or 1 head cut into florets)
  • 1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Celtic Sea Salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. (I like to use my toaster oven because it’s quicker to heat up!) Toss Cauliflower florets, olive oil, chili powder, paprika, cumin & salt together. Mix well. Bake for 20 minutes or until desired tenderness. Serve & enjoy!

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Roasted Carrots with Thyme

  • 12 Carrots (stems/ends cut & cut in half length-wise)
  • 1 Tbs Fresh Thyme
  • 3 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Celtic Sea Salt & Ground Black Pepper to taste

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. (I like to use my toaster oven because it’s quicker to heat up!) Drizzle the Olive Oil on the carrots to coat. Season the carrots with Thyme, Salt & Black Pepper. Bake 35-40 minutes or until desired tenderness. Serve & enjoy!

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