Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Sweet potato, and Cherry Tomatoes is a great vegetarian side dish recipe for any occasion. Quick and easy dinner can be nutritious and delicious!
When I was a child, I didn’t like to eat my vegetables. I guess I wasn’t the only one! They tasted plain and boring to me. Whatever my mom did to trick me, didn’t work; all the vegetables were lonely and left on an empty plate, untouched.
Today, I not only appreciate the taste of these delicious roots and plants, but also their nutritional value. Though, I mostly post dessert recipes on this blog, trust me, those are not my daily diet. The majority of our everyday meal consist of grains and vegetables. I think it is time for me to post some healthy recipes on this blog and share with you some of my favorite healthy vegan dinner ideas.
Roasted vegetables in the oven are my number one, healthy 30 minutes meal ideas. I like to mix different veggies, though my favorite combo is Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, and cherry tomatoes. It is a perfect combination of sweet and tart flavors.
During the busy nights, I like to keep it simple and serve my veggies with pasta, grilled chicken, or grains (like barley, buckwheat, or rice). Also, I usually make some extra to have leftovers for next day lunch.
If you like healthy recipes, please check out these:
- Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
- Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa
- Chicken and Broccoli with Orange Glaze
While I am not a professional nutritionist or a dietitian, I would like to give you some information for these super vegetables.
Brussel Sprouts Nutritional Facts:
Brussel Sprouts are very popular on the American traditional table during the holiday season, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Did you know that Brussel sprouts are packed with vitamins and minerals? These edible cabbage buds provide plenty of antioxidants, can help to fight with heart disease and cancer, improve your digestive system, and much more. In addition, they are full of fiber, protein, and vitamins K, C, and A.
So, if you are not a fan of this vegetable yet, I think it is time to reconsider.
Sweet Potato Nutritional Facts:
Sweet potatoes are delicious roots that are also known for their health benefits. They are full of vitamins A, C, B6, and potassium. Also, if you are looking to replace carbohydrates in your diet, this can be a great gluten-free option.
According to multiple studies, sweet potatoes can help to improve your skin and lose weight, lower your cholesterol and low risk of prostate cancer.
Tomato Nutritional Facts:
Tomatoes are well known for their anti-oxidant benefits. Thanks to high level of lycopene, this magical vegetable is claimed to help you to increase you immunity and reduce the risk of cancer.
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 4 cups Brussel sprouts, cut in halves
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup grated parmigiano reggiano cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Place diced sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and cherry tomatoes on a medium baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, add olive oil, and mix well.
- Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft.
- Top with grated parmigiano reggiano cheese.
- Serve warm.