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11 Healthy Roasting Recipes You Can Try This Weekend

11 Healthy Roasting Recipes You Can Try This Weekend

While fall is the perfect time for tasty comfort foods, you won’t feel too “comfortable” after you realize you’ve consumed 1,000 calories or more with most of those unhealthy disasters. Fortunately, you can still enjoy the foods you love by taking advantage of these delicious and healthy roasting recipes.

French Roast Chicken with Whole Garlic via Taste of Home

There are few dishes more satisfying than a delicious roasted chicken. Toss in some fresh herbs and garlic and a bit of heart-healthy olive oil and fresh lemon juice, and you have yourself an amazingly tasty and healthy dinner.

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    Easy Roasted Carrots Recipe via The Healthy Eating Guide

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      Doesn’t get much easier (and healthier) than this: just five all-natural ingredients and 20 minutes of cooking time and you have a deliciously simple side dish.

      Here’s a delectable combination of sweet and savory that’s perfect for the fall season. It starts with roasted butternut squash and apples and is complemented by a rich chicken broth with just a hint of butter and some sautéed onions.

      Oven Roasted Cauliflower via Skinny Taste

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        One of the best ways to add a ton of flavor to roasting recipes is to toss in a bit of authentic parmigiano-reggiano cheese. A little bit goes a long way and it turns into a yummy, salty, cheesy crust that pairs perfectly with roasted veggies like cauliflower.

        Healthier Roasted Pork Loin via All Recipes

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          Pork is generally not known for being “healthy”, but pork loin is a leaner cut and when you roast it you save a lot of calories and fat because you don’t need nearly as much butter and/or oil. This recipe is bursting with flavor thanks to the plethora of fresh herbs and fennel. Top with the pan juices, which form an earthy, savory, white-wine-based sauce.

          Roasted Veggie Frittata Recipe via Fitness Magazine

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            Frittatas are a notoriously unhealthy dish. But that’s not the case with this healthy, roasted veggie frittata recipe. It’s loaded with healthy veggies including peppers, onions and zucchini. Plus, the eggs in this one provide plenty of nutritional bang for your buck.

            Basic Roast Beef & Vegetables via Taste of Home

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              Roast beef is a relatively lean cut of meat, and slow roasting it produces a tender, delicious flavor. This recipe uses more olive oil than butter, so you get the benefits of olive oil’s heart-healthy properties. And, you can serve it with steamed spinach or greens beans for a nutritional boost.

              Roasted Broccoli With Tahini Garlic Sauce via New York Times

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                Broccoli is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Broccoli may be bland on its own, but when you pair it with this amazing tahini sauce, beautiful things happen. This dish is loaded with other healthy ingredients like lemon juice, olive oil and fresh garlic too.

                Healthy Roasted Potato Chips via The Healthy Eating Guide

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                  Of course, eating potato chips on a regular basis isn’t the best way to maintain optimal health. But this healthy roasted potato chip recipe has all-natural ingredients including potatoes, fresh herbs, olive oil, salt and pepper. That’s what we call a winning chip!

                  Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe via Summer Tomato

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                    How’s this for a simple and healthy roasting recipe: delicata squash, olive oil, and salt. That’s it! Cooking often comes down to keeping it simple and letting the ingredients shine, and that’s exactly what this healthy recipe does. Enjoy it with the roasted chicken or pork recipe above.

                    Roasted Cabbage Slices via Wellness Mama

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                      If you’ve never tasted roasted cabbage, you’re in for a treat. You’ll get some pieces that are crunchy and some that are soft and roasted to perfection. It’s the perfect combination! This recipe uses healthy coconut oil and fresh herbs, which are complementary toppings for tasty roasted cabbage.

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                      Last Updated on May 15, 2019

                      How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                      How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                      As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

                      “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

                      When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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                      Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

                      We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

                      But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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                      So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

                      It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

                      1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

                      Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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                      2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

                      This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

                      You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

                      3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

                      This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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                      4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

                      How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

                      So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

                      If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

                      And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

                      Featured photo credit: Kyaw Tun via unsplash.com

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