Whether you went overboard on holiday desserts or you’re just trying to lose a few pounds, adding detoxifying natural foods (like vegetables) into your daily diet is a smart idea. Not only will detoxifying foods aid in digestion and rev your metabolism, but they will also create glowing, radiant skin and boost your energy.
A Delicious Recipe for Healthy Herb-Roasted Vegetables
If one of your goals this year is to eat healthier, then this is a great recipe to get you started. From nutrient-rich veggies and good-for-you fats to tasty herbs, this delicious recipe for healthy herb-roasted vegetables is a must-try. The best part is… this recipe is super easy to do!
You can either make this recipe as a side dish or as a main meal. You can even vary up the types of vegetables you use for this recipe and can add a side of protein (like baked fish or roasted chicken) if you want. It’s really quite versatile and truly delicious.
The Benefits of Detoxifying Vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables (like Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, and Cauliflower) are low in calories, high in fiber, and contain good-for-you nutrients like antioxidants and Vitamins. They not only help to fill you up, but they can also aid in digestion and eliminate unhealthy toxins from your system.
Immune-boosting vegetables (such as Onion and Garlic) will help to prevent you from getting head colds or illnesses. These are especially helpful if you feel the onset of a cold too, as they have powerful antibacterial properties.
To help your liver function better, detoxifying vegetables work wonders for your body. Not only can they help to prevent diseases and illnesses, but they also flush out toxins from your body that make you feel sluggish.
By eating more detoxifying vegetables, you will not only feel better, but you’ll also look better. These highly nutritious foods help to create clear, blemish-free skin, boost the shine and health of your hair, and also help you to maintain a healthy weight.
- 1 bag Brussels Sprouts (halved)
- 1 Red Onion (sliced)
- 10 Fresh Garlic Cloves (chopped)
- ½ cup Avocado Oil
- 3 tbsp Herbs de Provence
- 3 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 3 tsp Dried Parsley
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- NOTE: You can also use broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, baby potatoes, or other types of vegetables
STEP 1: After rinsing and drying the fresh produce, chop the vegetables.
STEP 2: In a mixing bowl, add the pre-measured herbs and seasonings, and mix together with the oil.
STEP 3: Add one type of vegetable (ex. the halved Brussels Sprouts) to the bowl and thoroughly coat the veggies with the herb-oil mixture. Remove when coated and place on a baking pan (that is covered with aluminum foil). Continue this process with each type of vegetable until finished.
STEP 5: Turn on the oven to 425°F. When all the vegetables are coated with the herb-oil seasoning and placed on the baking tray, pop it into the oven to cook for 40-minutes (or until softened and a bit golden brown).
STEP 6: At the half-way point (appx. 20-minutes), remove the baking pan and flip the vegetables over so they cook evenly on both sides. This is also a good time to check if some of the fast-cooking vegetables (like garlic) are done. Depending on the type of vegetables you use, some require more baking time (like vegetables and potatoes); whereas other veggies cook quicker. Gauge by eye (the veggies should look a bit golden brown) and by texture (they should be softened to the touch).
STEP 7: When the vegetables are fully cooked, place on a plate and serve hot. It’s that easy!
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