All the quick and easy vegan recipes this week can be prepped in 10 minutes and ready to eat in 30 minutes or less. The roasted veggies and green beans are such simple side dishes and yet so full of flavor and nutritional value.
This week’s organic vegetable box has cucumber, onion, sweet potato, butternut squash, gooseneck summer squash, zucchini, tomato, beets, cilantro, and spring greens.
The cucumber and tomatoes went into salads with the spring greens.
I just realized reading this list that the squashes must still be in the veggie drawer in the fridge. I think I got confused with last week getting the same things and making that wonderful soup.
As I mentioned in the video, I put beets in my smoothies, but the way I use them most is in a juice with carrot and cucumber.
Mexican Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Beets
3 medium or 6 baby sweet potatoes
4 small beets
2 T olive oil
Mexican spice blend
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400.
Line pan with foil, Silpat or parchment paper if you like for easy cleanup.
Chop sweet potatoes and beets into bite-size pieces.
Put on a baking pan. (I use my toaster oven 8 x 8 pan)
Pour oil on vegetables.
Shake salt, pepper and Mexican spice blend on vegetables to your taste.
Mix everything with your clean hands to coat all veggies completely.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Instant Pot Green Beans
1 lb green beans
2 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1- 1 1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
1 t dried herbs of your choice ( optional)
Put all ingredients in Instant Pot. Set on manual low pressure for 5 minutes. Quick Release.
If you don’t have an Instant Pot, (this one is only $79!), I highly recommend you get one, but you can also make this on the stove.
Just cover the beans with water, bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.
This is the Instant Pot I have. I love it so much that I don’t know how I lived without it!
1-Pot Vegan Minestrone
This recipe uses your green beans and zucchini. If you want to through in the green and yellow, go ahead.
This is a very different soup than the soup I created for you last week.
Nutritional Benefits of the Veggies:
You can find the benefits of the other vegetables on the posts of the 2 weeks ago here.
Beets have vitamin C, folate, fiber.
Beets help lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost your stamina, supports detoxification, and helps prevent heart disease.
Beet greens are equally, if not more, nutritious with nutrients that may strengthen your immune system, support brain and bone health, and more.
They have protein, phosphorus, zinc, fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, beet greens also supply significant amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
- Rids the Body of Heavy Metals
- Protects Against Oxidative Stress
- Lowers Anxiety and Improves Sleep
- Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
- Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease
- Prevents Urinary Tract Infections
- Settles Digestive Upset
- Protects Against Food Poisoning
We’ve still got about 18 weeks left to go with my box delivery.
If you have any questions or suggestions, just leave a comment.
Enjoy and I’ll see you next week!
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