If you know me well from following me on social media you might know I have a love/hate relationship with veggies, meaning I love to hate them Ha! I’m trying though as obviously I know they are good for us. I’ve been wanting to do some roasted veggies for some time now so I decided to throw a bunch together in a bowl, toss in my favorite seasonings and give it a go. These were fabulous and so easy! You can mix them as up as you please, add in other veggies, you won’t see any green in mine cause I just can’t (not yet) but I’ll get there… maybe lol… Anyhow, I thought I’d blog these for other veggie haters or even the lovers to say these were good and I really enjoyed them.. the potatoes helped because who doesn’t love potatoes .. 1 cup serving is 3 freestyle smart points.
- Mini red potatoes cut in half see pic for what I used *I used 1/2 the bag, 340g, about 12-14 potatoes
- 1 cup carrots peeled and chopped
- 1 cup butternut squashed peeled and chopped
- 1 cup red onion diced
- 1 red pepper chopped
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Dash of salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 400F, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray
- In a large bowl mix together your veggies/potatoes with your oil and seasonings, toss well.
- Spread out on the baking sheet making sure none are overlapping, they cook better this way.
- Bake for 20 minutes, turn veggies over then bake another 20 minutes or until all are soft.
- Recipe yields at least 4- 1 cup servings, you can add more veggies in if you wish.
- *Note, Nutritional numbers include all veggies, if you use these in your ww calculator you may get a different point value.
Smart Points- purple 1 using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 3 using PP calculator (before veggies)
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 127...Fat 3.6g...Sat fat 0.5g...Carbs 22.4g...Fiber 4g...Sugar 6.5g..Protein 2.6g using My Fitness Pal
Parsnip is amazing roasted (terrible boiled!) as are brussels sprouts. Asparagus is yummy roasted or lightly pan “fried” in a touch of oil. My favourite seasoning is Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic, it works on EVERYTHING (and you can get it at Costco so bonus!). I also find that I can eat lots of veggies I’ve previously despised by squeezing fresh lemon juice (or Realemon from the bottle :-P) or balsamic vinegar on them. I’m a rebel and don’t could my balsamic cause it’s just a drizzle but the punch of flavour! Oh yes! Also great to add pre or post roasting 😉
Thanks for the suggestions Joanna 🙂 I can’t do many green veggies 🙁 and brussel sprouts and me will never get along lol I was forced as a kid to eat them and that haunts me to this day, I can’t stand the smell or taste, like they seriously make me gag lol damn parents tortured me lol
I’m looking forward to trying this. I really don’t like veg except for peas and potatoes. I’ve just started weight watchers and have quite a bit to lose. I’ve ordered an airfryer so I’m going to try different veg in that, hopefully I will get to like it
Hi Colleen, I hope you enjoy them and have fun with your air fryer, I am still playing around with mine that I got at Christmas 🙂
Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
You are very welcome 🙂
Have you ever used the non-stick foil? you never have to spray it, although i have never sprayed parchment paper for my roasted veggies. Thanks for the recipe!
Interesting, I don’t think I have ever seen it, I will look out for it thanks 🙂
These roasted veges inside of an omelette with some sharp cheddar cheese! Yum!
Sounds perfect! 🙂
I’m terribly adverse to most veggies too, but can do some cooked and in casseroles. When I found your site 2.5 years ago when I started WW, it was like I found a kindred eater. Who knew?!?! Its funny because based on your recipes we are pretty on par with what we will eat. I did go to a restaurant 2 weeks ago for my brothers rehearsal dinner and the served fried cauliflower and fried brussel sprouts family style and I was urged to try both. They were both pretty tasty. Not sure how bad the deep frying made them, but it was worth trying to duplicate. Thank you so much for your recipes. Totally made this veggie hater lose 100 lbs!!!
Wow Lisa 100lbs!!! That is fantastic!! I’m pretty sure they could dip brussel sprouts in chocolate and I’d still HATE it haha! I think it goes back to my childhood, I was forced to sit at the table and not get up till those damn things were done and the smell haunts me lol, I’d definitely try the fried cauliflower, sounds interesting.. It’s hard when you are picky and veggie lovers don’t get it, they just say oh c’mon eat your veggies they are good for you, duh..we know that but most seriously make me gag lol, that can’t be good for me 😉
From one veggie hater to another, we showed them didn’t we .. you can still lose weight even not eating them 😉