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Change In Seasons Brings Change In Foods – Simple Recipes

on November 4, 2014

 

I’m all for Keeping It Simple!  The past few days, Luna and I made Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Cauliflower,  and Sweet Potato or Yam “Chips”.  All three are amazingly nutritious for you and the kids, easy to make and cost-effective. 

 

Let’s Start with Brussels Sprouts.  These cruciferous vegetables are high in fiber, good source of antioxidants, can lower cholesterol, protect against cancer, protect your DNA inside your white blood cells and even help Thyroid function.  They also contain anti-inflammatory nutrients such as Vitamin K and Omega-3 fatty acids.  Most importantly these veggies aid the body in the detoxification process.  All the more reason to eat these tasty morsels.  

Here’s the simple recipe:

Preheat oven to 400F

1 lbs organic Brussels sprouts

Coat with extra virgin olive oil – about 2-3 tablespoons

Sprinkle (about 1/2 teaspoon) organic garlic powder

Sprinkle organic onion powder

Sprinkle organic parsley flakes

Sprinkle Himalayan sea salt and pepper

Bake for 45 minutes and make sure to turn them every 7 minutes

 

 

Next, Roasted Cauliflower.  Another cruciferous vegetable that aids the body in the detoxification process, protects against cancer, contains an amazing array of antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory benefits, provides cardiovascular benefits, its high fiber content provides digestive support, and may even help reverse blood vessel damage.  Eat up!

Recipe:

Preheat oven 400F

1 head of organic cauliflower chopped into florets

Coat with organic extra virgin olive oil – about 2-3 tablespoons

Sprinkle organic onion powder

Sprinkle organic oat bran (instead of breadcrumbs)

Bake for 15-20 minutes  and flip pieces over at 10 minutes

 

 

Last but not least, Yams and Sweet potatoes!  These gems are an unsurpassed source of beta-carotene and Vitamin A.  Did you know by adding 3.5 grams of fat with your sweet potato or yam, you increase the absorption of beta-carotene?!  Along with huge antioxidant benefits, there are anti-inflammatory properties, reduces risk posed by heavy metals and oxygen radicals in the digestive tract, and helps regulates blood sugar.

Recipe:

Preheat oven or toaster-oven 300F

1 Organic yam or sweet potato

Slice thin into circles

**Optional – brush each side with extra virgin olive oil

Place on baking sheet 

** Optional – sprinkle Himalayan sea salt or cinnamon or cayenne pepper to taste

Bake for 10 minutes and flip over after 5 minutes

 

 

 

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