Always attempting to incorporate more vegetables into our diets and meal plans. Steaming can get boring, frying, for the most part, isn't a great idea on a long-term basis, so what do? Roasting! Roasting vegetables in a very hot oven with olive oil, salt, and pepper is so convenient especially when you have a meat loaf baking, or a chicken roasting, etc.
The high heat helps to caramelize the natural sweetness in vegetables and along with the health benefits of the olive oil, makes roasting vegetables a win/win.
1 pound green beans, washed and ends trimmed
1 head cauliflower, washed, core removed, and florets separated
2 - 3 T. olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
On a sheet pan, place prepared vegetables and drizzle with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and using your hands, toss to coat.
Spread vegetables in an even layer. Roast 15 - 18 minutes until vegetables soften and begin to brown. Using a spatula, turn vegetables over halfway through the cooking time.
Drizzle with additional olive oil if desired. Or top with unsalted butter.
Be proud of yourself for incorporating more vegetables into your diet!