Veggies & Sides

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes | Roots & Boots

Roasted Cherry {or Grape} Tomatoes

We’re harvesting tomatoes like crazy around here!  If you happen to have an abundance of grape or cherry tomatoes, may I suggest an easy and delicious remedy?

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3 Easy Ways to Prepare Any Vegetable

3 Easy Ways to Prepare Any Vegetable

Last week, we talked about 8 ways to help kids eat more veggies.  Today I want to focus in on #5 from last week’s list, which is all about a few easy ways to prepare any vegetable.

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Paleo Sweet Potato Crispies

Paleo Sweet Potato Crispies

Sweet potato fans, you’re going to love these sweet potato crispies!  Isn’t that a fun name?  I made it up.  

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Paleo Sweet Potato Cakes

Simple Paleo Sweet Potato Cakes

These Paleo Sweet Potato Cakes are the bomb!  Perfect for any meal of the day, including snack time.

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Foraged Salad Greens from Your Own Backyard

Foraged Salad Greens from Your Own Backyard

Eating fresh salad greens from your own veggie garden is pretty cool, but you know what’s even better? Eating foraged salad greens from your own backyard. Like my son said the other day, It’s like a garden you didn’t have to grow! Zero work with a huge payoff. Sounds pretty good, right?

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Paleo Plantain Fried Rice

Paleo Plantain Fried Rice

Trying to cut back on grains?  You’ll love this Paleo Plantain Fried Rice! As you may have noticed, plantains are one of my favorite new tricks for serving up nutrient-dense, grain-free foods.

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Mashed Cauliflower Faux-tatoes

Mashed Cauliflower Faux-tatoes

You win some, you lose some.  Especially when it comes to kids and vegetables. Take cauliflower, for example.  Cauli-rice?  My kids are not fans.  Mashed Cauliflower Faux-tatoes?  Score!

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Sneaky Veggies: Colorful Rice

Sneaky Veggies: Colorful Rice

As mentioned in Project Eat More Veggies, I’m always looking for ways to make vegetable consumption more appealing to my boys–specifically Little Brother, now almost 5. Colorful Rice was a happy discovery for all of us.  It’s easy for me (hooray), and for some reason Little Brother will happily eat veggies in Colorful Rice that he…

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Leftover Brown Rice, Glorified

Leftover Brown Rice with Pine Nuts, Raisins & Spinach

Here’s an easy way to jazz up leftover brown rice.  With a few simple additions, it becomes a whole new dish!

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Spaghetti Squash

The Secret to Cutting Spaghetti Squash

One of my absolute favorite fall and winter dishes is this Ragu Meat Sauce.  We serve it over roasted spaghetti squash, because it allows us to avoid pasta and because it tastes amazing. So by now, I’ve cut open my fair share of those hard-as-bricks, yellow, oblong vegetables.  At first, the task seemed nearly impossible.…

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