Shannon Center Weekly Nutrition Tip – Roasted Veggies!

Do you want to add more vegetables to your diet? Look no further! Try this quick and easy recipe with tonight’s dinner. Many people complain about the lack of time they have to prepare a healthy dinner. Dinner doesn’t have to take an hour to prepare. Throw this veggie dish in the oven on a cookie sheet 10 minutes before dinner is done. By adding more vegetables to your dinner, it will help increase your fullness after dinner and will help add in some much needed antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to your diet as well.

Roasted Broccoli

  • Preheat oven to 450 Degrees. Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil.
  • Chop up a head of broccoli* (not frozen). Place in a bowl. Pour ~2tbsp olive oil over broccoli and toss. Place on cookie sheet and spread out. Lightly sprinkle with seasonings (I use garlic, pepper and a dash of sea salt).
  • Roast in oven for 10 minutes. (After about 5 minutes you can mix around veggies, if you desire).
  • Viola! You are done! This is my favorite way to cook vegetables, because it is fast, easy, healthy and best of all? Tastes good!!!

*This recipe can be used for any vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, onions, brussel sprouts, cauliflower.. you name it!
Kelly Devine Rickert MS RD CSSD LDN
Registered Dietitian
Illinois Dietetic Association Media Spokesperson
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