Roasted veggies are number one when I am facing those days in which I’m not interested in cooking. It is so easy to fill veggies with everything I have and put them in the oven. Usually, I bake eggplant, zucchini, or pepper. But you can choose any kind of vegetables you prefer. Baking is so good! It smells awesome, it’s healthy, and tastes amazing!
Today was my lazy day and I picked stuffed zucchini, mushrooms, and cauliflower pizza. I didn’t have the energy to spend hours in kitchen, but I really prepared yummy lunch. My husband and son were saying “mmm” to the smell of vegetables in oven. Cauliflower pizza made them particularly happy.
I must say I am so proud that our one-year-old enjoys all the healthy variations. He is resistant to any kind of weather because his immune system is strong. All good stuff he eats help him stay active during the whole day, hydrated, not bored, and with good digestive system. Not to mention the benefits on brain. My husband and I chose healthy path before we met each other. We maintain that path because it’s never the same and it always make us glow. Our skin, body, and mind- everything stays in balance. Now, the roasted veggies food…
Mushrooms and zuchini
Some of you might not know mushrooms have many benefits on health. They prevent breast cancer and prostate cancer, and also are good for diabetics because they don’t have fats. Mushrooms contain vitamin D because they get it from Sun. They contain pro-vitamin (ergosterol) that is converted into vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Also known as antioxidants they protect us from free radicals, and are full with vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, and vitamin C. When we think about minerals, the first on the list is selenium which generally strengthens immune system. Copper increases absorption of iron from food, calcium strengthens our bones. Potassium reduces blood pressure, and iron helps in treating anemia. And these benefits we find in mushrooms!
Another vegetable that’s in my recipe, zucchini, is full with water and it provides us better skin. It is also a good source of vitamin C, and vitamin A. Therefore, it helps lower cholestelor. If you are on a diet, you should definitely serve them almost every day. Zucchini is low in calories, rich in antioxidants, and it provides us better health. Those two (mushrooms and zucchini) work wonders together! My favorite option is roasted veggies lunch!
Stuffed zucchini and mushrooms
- 7 mushrooms
- 2 zucchini
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 300 g ground beef
- olive oil
Preheat oven to 190C.
Grill ground beef on grill pan until brown.
Cut zucchini in half, take out the middle of it and fill it with beef and quinoa. (Quinoa is cooked 1 cup quinoa and 3 cups water, for about 20 minutes)
Place zucchini on baking sheet, and add mushrooms (you can fill them with something too).
Put some olive oil and salt on both zucchini and mushrooms, and close zucchini with tomato slices.
Bake around 45 minutes.
When it's done, dress zucchini with any kind of salad and serve!
I love cauliflower! It smells like fresh cabbage when you cut it, and is probably one of the healthiest food! This veggie is low in calories, and it prevents cancer, brain disease, and heart disease. As a powerful antioxidant, this is really a good one to include in your diet. It contains vitamin A, vitamin B6, riboflavin, and minerals as calcuim, iron, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, and many others. We really try to put this on menu every time we buy it. Today, I made a cauliflower pizza! Very healthy, rich in vitamins, and the most popular pizza dough among vegeterians, vegans, and those that choose healthy lifestyle.
- 1 cauliflower (florets from it)
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices cheese
- 1 tomato
Preheat oven to 180C.
Separate cauliflower florets and pulse them in a food processor.
Now, combine florets rice with eggs and cheese.
Make pizza form and transfer it to a baking sheet, and then in the oven.
Bake 15 minutes, take out and spread with tomato slices and parmesan.
Place in the oven for another 5 minutes.
There you go. Very delicious roasted veggies lunch! Also a fulfilling one. We have certainly enjoyed it!