I write in my book, Self-Care in the City, how I used to be scared of cooking. You know why? Because I thought I’d be bad at it.
Plus, after a busy day, cooking “stressed me out.”
So, my friends! I had to figure out a way to teach myself how to cook, while making it super easy on myself.
Enter …. roasted veggies!
I know you’re going to fall in love with this super simple Fall recipe and be craving Delicata Squash for years to come. All you have to do is prep everything for the oven and then spend time doing other things (answering emails, cooking the rest of your dinner, getting things done).
I cooked these for Alex and myself last week and my friends at their lake house last weekend. The verdict? They’re a huge hit!
Promise you, these are not boring old vegetables, I tell my health coaching clients, to make their veggies sexy.
So, What Are Sexy Veggies?
Sexy veggies means, adding in healthy fat.
You should always be adding healthy fats to your vegetables. First, they make veggies freaking delicious.
Second, the nutrients in veggies are fat soluble, which means you actually need to pair your vegetable with fat in order to take advantage of all the nutrient-goodness. When you prepare vegetables, cook with clarified butter, ghee, olive oil, avocado oil, bits of Greensbury bacon or coconut oil, etc. Don’t fear the fat. Throw on sea salt to taste.
These tricks make your vegetables craveable — creating a good relationship with vegetables and inspiring you eat them more. Win-win-win.
When Greensbury Market approached me about creating a vegetable recipe for their blog, that added in their DELICIOUS organic, family-raised, nitrate-free applewood smoked bacon, my response was an immediate YES. This company delivers the highest quality frozen meat right to your door, so you can always have healthy, good-for-you protein on hand for easy meals and quick dinners. I recommend Greensbury to my private health coaching clients to simplify and optimize their busy lives.
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I’d been making this low-carb recipe on my own for awhile now, and I’m so excited to share it with you.
1. Buy Delicata Squash - A Seasonal Favorite.
2. PREHEAT OVEN TO 400 DEGREES.
3. RINSE + CHOP OFF ENDS.
4. SLICE DOWN THE MIDDLE, SCOOP OUT INSIDES WITH A SPOON.
5. TOSS INSIDES, SLICE IN TO HALF-MOONS.
7. Roast for 25-40 minutes. I like mine crisp!
8. VOILA! ROASTED DELICATA SQUASH, a BEAUTIFUL SIDE DISH, And DELICIOUS AS LEFTOVERS FOR SALADS!
Hashtag your #sexyveggies recipes on Instagram and tag me @michellefitvista — I can’t wait to see what you create with this Fall harvest.
Stay tuned for next week’s easy roasted broccoli + cauliflower + bacon recipe. It’s sure to be a huge hit, even with folks who don’t love green veggies.
PS: Greensbury sent me extra bacon to create and photograph this recipe, but all opinions are my own. And I ate it all ;)