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A Guide to Veggie Roasting

Hi, my name is Amanda Stelter and I am addicted to vegetables. You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Amanda, there are worse things to be addicted to than vegetables”. You’re absolutely right on that, but I still get the blues when I finish the last of my prep. In today’s post I’m going to give you the lowdown on how I roast my veggies and also include some of my favorite go-to bowls I make with them!

One tip I can give to someone who isn’t a huge fan of vegetables is to simply keep an open mind and don’t judge a veggie by it’s cover…that metaphor still applies, right? It can take some trial and error before you find vegetables that you enjoy and I highly suggest trying to prepare them in different ways. Whether it be roasting, steaming, grilling, or throwing them in your favorite dish, it can be very easy to incorporate more vegetables into your everyday diet. 

Prepping roasted vegetables has been a lifesaver; as a busy college student who’s always on-the-go, I know what it’s like to feel pressed for time. I like to make large batches of roasted vegetables over the weekend to have throughout the week and can easily pack my breakfast and lunch before school in under ten minutes. Not only does prepping your food save time, but it also saves money and can help keep you on a healthy track!
Without further ado, here’s my guide to roasting vegetables.

Guide to Roasting Vegetables
– Beets
– Butternut squash
– Zucchini
– Eggplant
– Sweet potato
– Cauliflower
– Broccoli
– Carrots
Listed above are just a few of my favorite vegetables to roast, but there are so many more that could be added!

Tip #1: I roast all of my veggies at 350℉ and take each tray out when it’s done. Some vegetables, like sweet potatoes and beets, can take longer to cook than others. I simply leave them in longer and take them out once they’re cooked to my liking.

Tip #2: When cooking multiple vegetables on one tray you want to make sure they have a similar cook time. This way you don’t have to take the tray out, remove one type of vegetable, and then put the tray back in. You can check a vegetables cook time by simply googling it, easy peasy.

Tip #3: For vegetables that can be difficult to cut, like butternut squash, I like to place them in the oven to soften a bit so they’re easier to cut into. The amount of times I’ve almost lost a finger because I was cutting a humongous squash is one too many.

Tip #4: For roasting beets, I simply wash them, wrap them in aluminum foil, and then throw them on the rack with the other trays of vegetables. They do take longer to become tender, usually around 45 minutes.

Tip #5: It’s important to use the right kind of oil when cooking your vegetables. Each type of oil has a specific smoke points, the temperature they a oil can reach before the fats are broken down. I like to use avocado oil because it has a very high smoke point, this ensures the quality of the oil is maintained throughout the roasting process.

Here are some pictures of my favorite bowls using roasted vegetables to inspire you to create one of your own! For more inspiration and yummy bowls like these, follow me on Instagram


8 Responses

  1. I LOVE this!! Roasting veggies is so simply & delicious but it can be intimidating too- this is such a great resource!

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