It’s easy to get bored with your regular veggie routine. You know what I’m referring to – steamed carrots, steamed broccoli, steam this and that. Enough already!
I found a wonderful recipe that highlights the natural flavors of the vegetables, but adds in the the luxurious flavor of Balsamic vinegar. Yes, I described it as luxurious! If you think of your flavors this way, you feel like a million bucks!
I love me some roasted veggies – they have a different flavor about them when they come out of the oven. Especially Brussels Sprouts and carrots. YUM!
Photo courtesy of @damn_delicious
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup note: either use Stevia or omit all together
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, halved
6 carrots, cut diagonally in 1 1/2-inch-thick slices
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, maple syrup, garlic and thyme; set aside.
Place brussels sprouts and carrots in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Stir in balsamic vinegar mixture; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Place into oven and bake until browned and tender, about 20-25 minutes.
Serve immediately with cranberries, garnished with parsley, if desired.
Yields 2-3 Servings
Approved for all cycles
I’ve been loving the 17 Day Diet since 2011. As you know, your health & wellness is a life-long journey and food is one piece of the puzzle. I love sharing my favorite healthy recipes and meal plans to keep you motivated and on the right path to success!
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