Veggies

How To Roast Veggies Like A Pro

How To Roast Veggies Like A Pro

How To Roast Veggies Like A Pro

We blinked, and it feels like summer vanished! Now it’s time for fabulous fall recipes that if you are like me, you wait all year to enjoy. While salads tend to dominate the summer scene, cooked vegetables bring us more comfort in the fall.

One of the best ways to enjoy your veggies as the temperatures cool down is to crank up your oven and roast them. It gives them a fantastic texture and flavor that tastes more decadent than any other cooking method, in my opinion. They're just delicious! Plus, they pair well with any main dish.

If you’ve ever tried and failed at roasting veggies – perhaps they were overdone, or some pieces were still raw – you’ve got to keep reading to make the best roasted vegetables to go with every meal. Even those big holiday meals can do with a presentation of perfectly-roasted vegetables.

Tips for Roasting Veggies

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

What exactly is a plant-based diet?

Don't let the thought of a  plant based diet scare you. A plant-based diet is NOT a diet of vegetables alone. It is a diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. You have the choice to  exclude or minimize meat, including chicken, dairy products and eggs. The diet will definitely exclude foods made from refined flour and sugar, and certain refined vegetable oils.

There are several food categories from which to choose. You can still make many of your favorite and familiar meals such as pizza, mashed potatoes, and burritos.

Here are some of the foods you can add to a plant-based diet.

Pasta With Asparagus, Red Pepper and Avocado

Pasta With Asparagus, Red Pepper and Avocado

Pasta With Asparagus, Red Pepper and Avocado Recipe

Interested in getting more veggies into your diet? Try this yummy recipe! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 16 oz. package organic fettucine noodles (or gluten free pasta)

  • 1 pound fresh organic asparagus (try to obtain local, farm fresh!)

  • 2 organic red peppers

  • 2 organic avocados

  • One half organic onion

  • One quarter cup organic olive oil

  • One half cup organic balsamic vinegar

  • Fresh ground salt and pepper to taste

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love

The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. 

But that might also bring thoughts of "tasteless," "cardboard," and "completely unsatisfying."

Right?

Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren't just nutritious but also delicious!

What’s my criteria you ask?

They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where a little goes a long way;  foods that contain protein and/or fibre.