Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Beets

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)
 Wash and halve the brussel sprouts. Wash and clean up the beets, i leave the skin on and quartered them. Throw them all on a baking sheet lined with parchment (for easy clean up). Threw in some garlic and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic, red pepper flakes and salt. Bake at 345 for about an hour. Stir at least twice. Cook longer if you like them to be softer. 
 
You can also season with braggs, coconut aminos, tamari, turmeric, rosemary etc.. or top with a little parmesan or goat cheese and broil it for a couple minutes….

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Brussel Sprouts:

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.

Beets:

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!

 

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About Skinny Fat Kids

I am a fat kid at heart. I don’t start a day without planning a meal; whether it is cooking with friends or trying out a new spot. It might have something to do with being a Mexican/Italian.. Since I was young I loved to help out in the kitchen and was open to all types of food. I appreciate what cooking comes along with… Family, friends and times you will never forget. Food for me is something that you can make taste good even though it is healthy! People have no idea how easy it is to throw together a perfectly well balanced meal that provides them with all the essential nutrients one needs. Each of us have your unique genetic needs, tastes, backgrounds which can be factored into your food and nutrition plan. “Change is one constant in our lives.” You can rid disease and illness through food. Food is something people do not clearly understand. I strongly believe in cooking with local, seasonal, organic, and nutrient-rich ingredients as best as you can. It is essential to eat only grass fed dairy and meat because they provide more essential nutrients as well as high levels of vitamins. Having a garden and knowing where your food comes from is essential! I owe a lot to my mom who many can attest that she is a GREAT entertainer. She seems to always be having a “dinner party” and always throws together something delicious. My objective in this blog is to share my love and knowledge of food and cooking with all you peeps. I want to give you all ideas on how easy it is to eat healthy and make food taste good. I want the standard american diet to be something of the past… TBC
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2 Responses to Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Beets

  1. anne rohrbach says:

    Love love ur blog! Can’t wait to try the brussels sports and beets! Love the vitamin info too. Thanks!!! Anne

  2. rjkutche says:

    Great color combo!

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