Tuesday, October 2, 2012


'Tis the season to roast veggies

Okay so I will not be having a career in song writing anytime soon...but maybe I will as a chef?
No, probably not
  I'll admit I don't spend nearly as much time in the kitchen as I would like to but when I do I make some delicious things happen.

Today is all about roasted veggie recipes. A few from me, and a bunch from my friends.

[excuse the photo quality, I really need a macro lens...AHEM Eddie]

First up is butternut squash. Man oh man do I love this bad boy. 
Slice in half, drizzle with coconut oil or EVOO then top with seasonings of your choice.
I went with Mrs. Dash garlic & herb and italian seasoning then finished it off with nutritional yeast.
Roasted at 400 degrees for about an hour.

Also I have plans for a roasted butternut squash dip this weekend. 
Stay Tuned, it might blow your minds.

We all know my love for them.
Trader Joe's has increased my intake of them ten fold by coming out with shaved brussels.
They roast up in 1/2 of the time that whole sprouts do and pair fabulously with almost any dish.

In the picture above, it's acting as a sidekick to my egg over sweet potato brunch I had this past Sunday.
They are topped with the same combination as I did on the squash. 
If it ain't broke, don't fix it...ya dig?

Here are a few of my favorite recipes from fellow FitFluential ambassadors:

Nicole from Making Good Choices has TWO recipes for you:

Marcia from Marcia's Healthy Slice has blown my mind with this Roasted Pineapple and Sweet Potato recipe

Oh Amber I love you for posting this Kabocha squash recipe! I have been wanting to try one of these for awhile and was hesitant, now I have a recipe to tackle.

I think that you have a great start on some fall vegetables.
Get in the kitchen and cook!


  1. Oh man I love this post!! Squash and Brussel sprouts are of my all time favorites!!! Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! Spa love!

    1. Yay! So happy to hear :) I cannot decide which I love more

  2. I make ugly food all the time and it almost ALWAYS tastes amazing! Haha. Your butternut squash sounds delish!! I will be trying it out when I get back from vacation next week! I hope you enjoy the kabocha squash recipe! I was obsessed with it last fall and winter. I actually have one sitting on my table to make next week as well!

  3. I don't have Trader Joes :( I made my friend promise to send me Powerberries every month :)

  4. Roasted brussel sprouts...yummmmeh!

  5. lovee roasted veggies!! thank you for reminding me that i really need to roast some w/in the next day or two :)

  6. I can tolerate eating almost any vegetable, even raw if I have to, but brussels sprouts are the ONE veggie I just can't stomach.

    Maybe I got a bad batch the one time I ate them, but they were awful. Definitely gonna try this out and give the evil brussels a second chance!