How many portions of vegetables and fruit do you eat a day? Two? Three? None?! Most experts agree that to make sure you are getting enough vitamins and minerals, you should eat five or more portions per day. Doing so will help keep you healthy, and makes it easier to lose or maintain your weight.
Veggies and fruit are Mother Nature’s vitamin pills, and it’s very important you do your best to hit that five-a-day target. Of course, I understand that this is not always easy, but it can be done. One way to make getting enough veggies and fruit easier is to make smoothies. Here are some great, healthy smoothie recipes to try.
Another way to do it is to make vegetable medleys, like the one in the recipe below. By mixing and cooking big batches of veggies together, you can create delicious, healthy meals very quickly and easily. This Thanksgiving favorite is not only easy to make and tasty, it contains five different health-boosting veggies too.
Roasted vegetables are not just a great Thanksgiving side dish, you can also use them as your main dish too. This recipe is colorful, tasty, and really easy to make. Add some festive cranberry sauce and some cornbread for a healthy Thanksgiving dinner.
Preparation time – 15 minutes
Cooking time – 40 minutes
Number of servings – 6
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 3 medium carrots, diced
- 1 ½ cups Brussels sprouts, halved
- 4 cups red potatoes, diced
- 3 medium parsnips, diced
- 1 cup sweet potatoes, diced
- 4 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Lightly coat a baking tray with a little of the olive oil
- Spread the vegetables on the baking tray, and add the herbs, oil, salt, and pepper
- Toss until the vegetables are thoroughly mixed and everything is coated with the herbs
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until all the vegetables are tender
Recipe source – foodnetwork.com
More Recipes for Thanksgiving
Simple Recipes for your Thanksgiving: 7 or fewer ingredients. Delicious, healthy and quick to prepare. My favorite selection, all organized here.