21 Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Veggie Recipes
Why the number 21? Dunno. It’s arbitrary. But these recipes are not!
We often get asked for simple vegetable recipes: things that are
quick, easy, and delicious. I am a firm believer that food should be
delicious and healthy at the same time. And it is my mission to share
this with you all! 🙂
1) Salad (duh). Throw in lots of spinach, diced veggies (the more
colorful the better) eggs or meat, nuts and seeds. Drizzle with oil
and vinegar. Share with your kids – yes, they can eat salads too!
2) Carrot sticks (or zucchini, broccoli, etc) dipped in mashed
avocado. Add a squeeze of lemon juice for a little pop!
3) Celery sticks with almond butter
4) Cabbage and Beet Slaw – here’s a great recipe:
5) Smoothies: In blender, throw in coconut/almond milk, frozen fruit,
honey, almond butter, cinnamon, spinach, and/or kale. Blend until
smooth. If fruit is not frozen you may need to add ice.
6) Tomato Basil Salad: Toss fresh tomatoes and chopped basil with
olive oil, s&p. So delicious in the summer!
7) Beets: slice thinly and drizzle with olive oil, a little apple
cider vinegar, s&p.
8) Raw Kale Salad:
I love lemon or lime juice on dark leafy greens. Not only is it yummy,
but the citrus also helps with the absorption of iron from these
superfoods. Here’s an example:
9) Roasted asparagus:
spread asparagus out on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, s&p,
garlic powder, and cook for 7min at 450 degrees.
10) Roasted Veggies:
cut up veggies into large chunks (carrots, parsnips, any kind of
squash and zucchini work well), drizzle with olive oil and s&p, cook
for 20min at 400degrees.
11) Sautéed Bacon Greens:
heat up 1 Tbsp or so of bacon grease in the largest skillet or pot you
have. Throw in as much spinach/kale/chard as will fit and cook until
wilted. Eat as much as possible for each meal! Opt: sauté onions and
garlic before adding spinach.
12) Steamed veggies
13) Crockpot Roots:
chop up any and all root veggies (I’m talking beets, sweet potatoes,
carrots, parsnips, rutabagas, turnips, radishes…) an throw into
crockpot. Cover with water or broth. Add any herbs or seasonings you
like and set on low for 4 hours.
14) Veggie soup:
chop veggies, add herbs and seasonings, and cover with broth in
stockpot or crockpot.
15) Sweet Potato Fries:
With ketchup!: civilizedcavemancooking
16) Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Ginger Turmeric Sauce: amazing!!
use vegetable peeler to peel sweet potato or zucchini into thin
strips. Sauté in olive oil until soft and tender. Season to taste!
run cauliflower florets through food processor (shredding attachment)
to rice it. Steam the rice.
19) Kale Chips (I’m still working on perfecting a recipe for this, but
there are lots out there!)
20) Bacon Wrapped Asparagus:
wrap each asparagus spear with a half slice of bacon. Lay spears out
on baking sheet. Sprinkle with s&p and paprika. Cook at 400 for
20-25min, until bacon is done.
21) Maple Carrots:
slice 6 carrots into discs and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add 3T maple
syrup to pan and continue cooking until carrots are tender and
As always, feedback is welcome! Enjoy!