Veggies & Sides

Refried Black Beans | Roots & Boots

Healthy Refried Black Beans

We love our Tex-Mex around here, and these refried black beans have become a family favorite. Simple to prepare and bursting with flavor, they pair well with any kind of eggs or tacos.

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Garlicky Green Beans | Roots & Boots

Fresh Garlicky Green Beans

Late summer into early fall is my absolute favorite time to harvest green beans, and garlicky green beans is one of my favorite ways to prepare them for our dinner table. The flavor is amazing and the prep is so quick and simple.  If you can get your hands on fresh, local green beans, you…

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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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