Hidden Veggies

Hi lovelies! Hope that you all are having a great week and are as happy as I am that we are halfway through! Have any of you been following the latest Bachelor news? Ben’s been spotted all over San Francisco by my friends but the paparazzi caught him doing this…

My theory is that he chose and proposed to Courtney but after seeing her behavior on the show, ended things. And now is gallivanting around San Francisco playing the field– these two pictures were taken on the same weekend!

In non-Bachelor news, lately I’ve been feeling the need to incorporate more veggies into my diet. I usually do a pretty good job with it but this winter I haven’t been having my daily salads for lunch as much as I do in the warmer months. Oh, and all of that chocolate I ate on Sunday probably had an effect too.

All ready to roast!

So tonight for dinner I did something I rarely do and roasted up some veggies. I cut up one sweet potato into slices and coated it with a little olive oil and All Spice. I followed a recipe a few months ago that put All Spice on butternut squash and have been hooked ever since! It really brings out the sweet flavor of the sweet potato without adding sugar! I then chopped 3 zucchinis that I had left over from my soup and lightly tossed them in olive oil. I put them in the oven at 450 for about 15 minutes and they came out lightly crispy. I do not know why I forget how easy it is to do roasted vegetables and am definitely going to start making them more often!

Since I was already in the kitchen, I decided I might as well prep some other meals! I made a big batch of quinoa (partially for last night’s dinner with pumpkin stirred in) and the rest for a recipe that I plan on making tonight! Then I decided to make Oh She Glows’ Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Oatmeal to use up my last sweet potatoes. This recipe calls for finely grated sweet potato so I got out my grater and started grating… and grating… and grating. I had no idea that it would be so much work to grate sweet potatoes! But I feel like I did get a good arm workout out of it!

I followed her directions exactly and ended up with perfectly rich, creamy oatmeal. I packed it in a to-go container and am so excited to have it for breakfast at work tomorrow. I rarely eat oatmeal due to microwave explosions (no matter what, one always occurs) but I’m thinking prepping it on the stove top the night before might be the way to go! I tasted a few bites of this and it is so delicious and amazing that it has an entire sweet potato within! This would be a great way to get kids (or adults) to eat another serving of veggies without them even realizing it!

Questions:

-What’s your favorite vegetable and favorite way to prepare it?

-Do you ever include vegetables with your breakfast?

-Do you watch the Bachelor? What are your thoughts??

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4 thoughts on “Hidden Veggies

  1. Such a cool idea! Ugh. Roasted veggies sound so good right now….I adore roasting red onions drizzled with (and by drizzled with I mean drenched in) balsamic vinegar. Also, potatoes with lemon, honey, garlic, and copious quantities of black pepper. Yum.

  2. Prepping the oats the night before seems like a good tactic for you! To be honest, I HATE making oats in the microwave– I’d rather take 3x longer and do it properly on the stovetop to minimize the explosion factor.

    Plus I get to add ingredients as I cook, which is always good 🙂

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