Time for a little food talk!
I know as a mom I need recipes that are easy, fast and something that my picky eaters will actually put in their mouths. Every meal is not always a happy meal at our dinner table so finding a balance between good food, healthy food and something that is tasty for all my little people can sometimes be a battle. Am I right, moms?
Try roasted vegetables.
I haven’t been a lover of vegetables but have learned to love them and now I crave this recipe (I’m not gonna lie…these don’t taste like french fries…they taste so much better!). Here is how to make a food that I truly enjoy:
- Cut up carrots, asparagus (put these in maybe halfway through), parsnips (if they aren’t too expensive at the time), green beans and have also put in sweet potatoes.
- Add some Extra Virgin Olive Oil, some rosemary (I LOVE rosemary!), pepper if I feel like it and sometimes onions or whatever else I might want to add or have on hand.
- Roast these for 45 minutes to an hour in a pan or baking sheet and stir them once in awhile.
- I add grilled chicken in them usually too but not too early because it gets too dry.
A few shopping/cooking tips:
- if you have a Sam’s or Costco nearby…see if there are organic or bulk items of these ingredients. When I cook these items I tend to make a big batch of this so I have it on hand for a few meals throughout the week.
- to save time you can buy baby carrots in a bag. Just open the bag and throw them in the mix. No peeling or cutting.
- I have used regular potatoes before but I have changed my thinking on that type of food…mostly because of the carbs in them and how my body handles regular potatoes. Today I will only eat a sweet potato or half of one if I have done strength training that morning at the gym and will eat it as soon as I am home or within an hour or so after my workout. I workout in the morning so this means that I sometimes have sweat potatoes for breakfast or as a morning snack.
To see my original blog post click on any of these words. The post is an oldie but a goodie and has a few ideas what else you can do at home too to get you moving a little bit more. Caution…I’m a little sassy as I wrote. This post was from November 2011 and I was just finishing up 4 really hard weeks of exercising and trying to figure out some nutrition things out which was really tough for me at the time. Enjoy!