Monday, April 15, 2013

Roasted Veggies, Sweet and Delicious

Before Roasting

One of our favorite things to make is a large root vegetable roast; it's rustic, comforting and super healthy.  This is a fantastic recipe for kids because roasting brings out the natural sweetness in veggies that children are drawn to.  It's also a great recipe to make together since there is so much prep away from the oven and lots of opportunity for getting those little hands delightfully dirty. Oh and be prepared for your house to smell AMAZING!

Serves 6

Preheat oven at 375
3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
8 multicolored potatoes, cubed
1 large onion, peeled and cut into 6ths
1 head of garlic, separated into cloves but with skin left on
1 lemon- just the juice
1 lemon- sliced and arranged with veggies
1/4 cup olive oil
2 stems of fresh rosemary
3 tablespoons dried oregano
Salt and fresh pepper to taste

1. Add all prepped veggies into a large baking dish.

2. Add lemon juice, lemons, olive oil, oregano, rosemary, salt, pepper, mixing well with your hands. Get those kids involved!

3. Allow veggies to roast slowly for 1 1/2 hours, stirring and flipping veggies twice during it's cooking time.

This recipe would be perfect with all sorts of veggies your kids might love.  Mix it up a little and let us know what they think!

After Roasting