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3 Roasted Veggies Your Kids Will Eat

Personally, I love a good roasted vegetable.  It’s all about the right seasoning and the right oven temp.  You want it high enough to bring out the sweetness, but not so high it burns.  When you get it right, you have veggies your kids will gobble up.

Asparagus

INGREDIENTS

  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Asparagus
  • Lemon
  • Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cut tough ends of asparagus and lay in single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle a little olive oil and top with a little salt. Toss them around so they’re evenly coated.
  4. Put asparagus in the oven for 8-10 minutes until they start to blacken.
  5. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and cook for another two minutes.
  6. Drizzle a little lemon juice to balance all the flavors.

Roasted Carrots

INGREDIENTS

  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Carrots
  • Honey
  • Cumin
  • Cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Cut carrots on the diagonal. It helps to caramelize them and gives you more surface area for the sweetness
  3. Drizzle oil and salt.
  4. Add cumin and cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.
  5. Give them a good toss, so they caramelize evenly.
  6. Spread on a baking sheet and place in oven for 20 minutes.

Roasted Broccoli

INGREDIENTS

  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic
  • Pine nuts

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Pour broccoli into casserole dish and sprinkle with olive oil.
  3. Add chopped garlic and pine nuts and add a little salt.
  4. Give it a good toss and then place in oven for 15 minutes.



Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (9, 7 and 4). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}