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Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is one of those vegetables people seem to either love or hate. Hopefully you love them! If you do, read on.  If asparagus is just not for you, check out this also yummy steamed green beans recipe instead!

Cooked asparagus is super high in Vitamins A, C, K and B1, Folate and Copper. It is also packed with Fiber and Antioxidants.


This Roasted Asparagus recipe below is good for two main reasons:

1. It is VERY easy and fast to make.

2. It is easily adapted and modifiable to fit your specific tastes.

The recipe calls for olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and black pepper. But maybe you don’t like garlic. Omit it! Maybe you want your asparagus to be a be spicy, add some hot pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.  Also, flavored balsamic vinegars would be a great experiment with this recipe as well.

Also, the amounts of the ingredients are more just suggestions. Drizzle as much or as little olive oil, balsamic, and garlic and pepper as YOU like. :)

Roasted Asparagus

• 1 bunch fresh asparagus, ends trimmed off
• 1 – 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 – 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
• 2 tablespoons minced garlic
• Ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
2. Place all asparagus in a 9×13-inch baking dish, half the end on one side and half on the other. They will be layered a bit.
3. Drizzle oil and balsamic vinegar on them, then stir them around a bit with a spatula.
4. Drop the garlic in little clumps all over the top of them
5. Grind lots of black pepper on top of that.
6. Bake in oven for 9 minutes, pull them out and mix them around, then bake for another 5-9 minutes until they are done to your liking. (They are best a bit on the firm side, you don’t want them all soft and squishy.)


016As always this recipe can always be found on my Side Dishes page! :)

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CoCo Wheats!

Yummy Yummy! If you are over the age of 30, we know you’ve had this before……..CoCo Wheats! Remember them? Yes, we bet you do! And if you don’t or are a youngin’ and have never had them, you need to give them a try. They are jam packed with lots of vitamins and minerals and are nice and filling, like oatmeal.


According to the box you bring a 1/2 cup of milk or water to a boil, then add the CoCo Wheats mixing for 30 sec. Then you just let them sit for 2 minutes and they are ready to eat. The box says you can add sugar and/or salt to the milk. Don’t do this! I’ve got a little secret to make them even tastier without adding needless sugar or salt.

So what do we add to make them even tastier with a little bit more of a protein punch? Add 1 tablespoon of Peanut Butter! That’s right, now you’ve got a healthy bowl of goodness that tastes like a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. Seriously.



You just make them like the box says, without adding salt or sugar. We used soy milk, you can use whatever kind of milk you want. Then, transfer them to the bowl you’re going to eat out of and add 1/4 more cup of milk and the 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. We used Extra Crunchy Jiff. We add a little more milk because they’re pretty thick right out of the pot and we like our warm cereals a bit thinner and not so think.

Try this out and let us know what you think!

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