Yesterday when I was studying I decided to roast some vegetables. You can pretty much roast whatever vegetables you want, you just want to make sure they are grouped in the same cooking times in order to not over cook certain ones. For example root vegetables can be mixed, but you wouldn’t want to throw in some tomatoes, fennel, mushrooms, leeks etc….
Ingredients: (Sorry I did not measure!!)
- organic brussel sprouts
- organic heirloom beets
- garlic ( 1 head)
- olive oil (app. 4 tbsp)
- balsamic vinegar ( 2 tbsp)
- red peper flakes ( 1 tbsp)
- sea salt (1 tbsp)
- lemon (1 tbsp)
Have one of the highest concentrations of Vitamin C, which supports your immune function and the manufacture of collagen, the protein that supports and holds the body tissues together.
They also contain the powerful phytonutrient sulforaphane that give a boost to your body’s detoxification enzymes, helping to eliminate potentially carcinogenic substances more quickly.
Among their health benefits are their high content of folic acid. Deficiency of folic acid during pregnancy has been linked to some birth defects. Without folic acid, the fetus, nervous system cells do not divide properly. Brussel sprouts are also rich in fiber.
Additionally, they contain more antioxidants than red cabbage. They’re also anti-inflammatory, protecting the body against diseases like arthritis.
You probably rarely think about beets. If people do think about them, most grimace and say, “yuck!” But if you are at all health-conscious, it is time to expand your palette! Not only are beets a great boost to your physical well being and a wonderful source of iron, it has been shown to be an immunity booster and guard against cancer. Additionally just as one learns to appreciate and discover and acquire tastes for various wines or cheeses, beets are one of those overlooked vegetables that once you realize all it beholds, you will cultivate a new appreciation and yes, maybe even love for them! Personally, I have always loved beets and often eat them chilled.
Beets contain sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and phosperous! They are also considered a fiber food and contain vitamins A and C as well as niacin!
Once you have this roasted goodness, you can top on your salad, throw it in a stir-fry, or just eat as a snack!!! Enjoy!