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Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Nutrition, Recipes |

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Roasting Vegetable…The Ultimate Way to Make Any Meal a Nutritious Success

Trying to figure out how to make food exciting, healthy, and delicious? Have no fear, the solution is less than 30 minutes away! Roasting vegetables is one of the simplest and healthiest ways to transform ordinary vegetables into extraordinary meals! Two of my favorite items to roast are brussel sprouts and butternut squash. These two recipes, brought to you by The Health Nut, are sure to be a hit!

Roasted Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

1 lb small to medium brussel Sprouts halved or quartered

1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup olive oil (or your favorite oil of choice) just enough to coat the brussel sprouts

salt, pepper, and garlic powder sprinkle evenly over entire batch

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. After quartering or halving the brussel sprouts toss them with the oil and spread them out evenly on a baking sheet. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder evenly over the whole batch. Then sprinkle on the parmesan cheese. You can also mix in chopped onions for added flavor. Place in the oven and check back in 25 minutes. Your brussel sprouts should be nicely browned, crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

1 medium size butternut squash

1/2 medium size yellow onion coarsely chopped

1 1/2 cups almond milk (or milk of your choice)

2 cups chicken stock

2 tbsps of salt and pepper

1 tbsp garlic powder

1/4 tbsp cayenne pepper

2 tbsps butter (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise. Place the halves skin up on a lightly greased baking sheet, so the inside of the squash is facing down against the pan. Distribute the chopped onions around the squash halves. Roast for 30 – 45 minutes, or until the skin is starting to brown and the squash is a deep golden orange and very soft when poked with a fork. Remove from the oven and flip both halves over and allow to cool slightly. Scoop out and discard the seeds. Spoon the squash and onions into a blender along with the rest of the ingredients and blend away! Always add the liquid first for maximum efficiency when blending. You can add more chicken stock or almond milk for a thinner consistency. Or use less liquid and a 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese for a thicker consistency. Pour over your favorite pasta for a delicious alternative to mac and cheese.

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