Food for Fuel: Roasted Veggies

July 24, 2008 at 11:02 am | Posted in Food, Nutrition, Potatoes, Product Review, Vegetable Side Dishes | Leave a comment

I wasn’t going to post last night’s dinner because the entree came from the freezer. It’s a stuffed salmon, courtesy of a very evil store that I refuse to give free advertising on my blog. My mother is addicted to this store’s stuffed salmon, and I’m sure if she had remembered that this was in the freezer she never would have left it for me.

The salmon is absolutely amazingly delicious for a frozen food, but it is not the subject of this post. I wanted to share the easy roasted sweet potatoes and veggies that I ate on the side, because seriously, I feel obligated to share a recipe that might make people actually eat and enjoy vegetables. I love vegetables, and roasting them is my favorite preparation method.

You can really use any vegetables that you want. I used sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, sweet onions, and mushrooms. The white wine is optional, but a nice touch. You could also experiment by using different types of mustard.

  • Preheat oven to 400* (This was also the cooking temp for the salmon, so it worked nicely)
  • Chop up veggies and throw in roasting pan
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Mix the following in a small bowl: 1 clove chopped garlic, heaping TB Dijon mustard, splash of vinegar, splash of white wine. Pour over veggies and toss until they are evenly coated.
  • Roast for about 30 minutes. Flip them after 15-20. I added a little more wine at this point as well.

The roll also came from the freezer. It is an Alexia Ciabatta Roll and was the last one in the bag, which is why it’s missing its top. These rolls are decent and work well when you just need a few extra carbs on the side. Also, they conveniently sit in the freezer instead of getting all moldy before you can use them.

Nutrition of this Meal

This meal contains 8 ingredients from the World’s Healthiest Foods list:

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp (in the stuffing)
  • Mustard seed (Cool, didn’t even know!)
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