Roasting frozen veggies, the easy way!
First things first –
- Heat your oven to 450°
- Put parchment paper on a baking sheet
- Single layer of frozen solid veggies – just break up any clumps
- Spritz with olive oil, then add on salt, pepper, and any spices (I used Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy here)
- Pop that into your oven for about 20 minutes
I hate it when you have to scroll through someone’s life story before you get to the part you came for.
Anyways, I tend to be lazy about food. When you work more than 60 hours a week on average, you kind of need to be a bit lazy here and there. But I love a bowl of veggies as breakfast.
Yes, just veggies for breakfast. I know. But whatever.
I tend to be lazy about food. When you work more than 60 hours a week on average, you kind of need to be a bit lazy here and there. But I love a bowl of veggies as breakfast.
I’ve taken to using the “steam in the bag” veggies because it is way too much work to prep and cook raw vegetables. Yes, maybe only an extra ten minutes, but this week I’ve already worked 38 hours. And it’s Tuesday. Every minute counts and those extra ten minutes I can spend in self care or with the kids.
If you have the time, then yes fresh is great! But you do you boo, and for me, it’s frozen.
So about those veggies…
I’ve seen loads of folks complaining about having veggies every day as too much work and too much mess and too expensive. Yes to all three! But a bag of frozen broccoli is about $1.50 for three pounds where I live. Our chest freezer is jammed packed with various frozen veggies I’ve picked up when on sale, and that means with this roasting method, we can have veggies with any meal.
For me, I will roast whatever I have in the morning while my coffee is brewing. Prep time is less than five minutes, which is a good thing in this household, where I average two hours of sleep at a time, and am lucky if it totals seven hours a night.
But I digress.
By the time my second cup of coffee has woken me up enough for me to actually be hungry, The Child is ready for his breakfast, so while I’m making that, I can either make a quick scrambled egg, or some quinoa to mix with the veggies. Or just scoop them into a bowl as shown. I tend to take just a bite or two, and it usually takes me more than an hour to eat a bowl like this.