Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mexican Roasted Vegetables

Yesterday was a big football game day. The ‘Horns played at 11:00 a.m. in Dallas so I fixed up lunch to take to my mom’s and watch the game with her. There were no chips and dips, no burgers or dogs, not even any treats. I went the healthy route and took veggies. With only a few hours in the morning before kickoff, something quick and simple was the best option.

I prepped tons of veggies to roast – zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, radishes, red and yellow and purple peppers, onions, and sweet potatoes. Then I gave them a light coating of olive oil and a good coating of chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper.


After 30 minutes, they were perfect – slightly browned and full of flavor. And a little steamy!


I also made some easy spiced black beans. Just a can of rinsed and drained beans mixed with some spices, a little salsa, and water, and then let them cook until thickened.


I brought along corn tortillas and lettuce so we had our choice of tacos or salad. My mom ate just veggies. She loved them and wanted all the leftovers. I made myself a salad, topped with the veggies and beans – yum.


How do you like my idea of game day food? I know, you’ll probably never invite me to watch football with you!

17 comments:

jessy said...

i would totally watch football with you, Diann! today i made myself some roasted brussel sprouts to enjoy while watching the Giant game. :) i love your idea of tossing in some radishes with all those delicious veggies for roasting. (too awesome on your mom keeping the leftover veggies for herself - they must have been the yummiest!) i'm totally gonna try roasted radishes. your black beans sound fantastic and i love that you combined them with the veggies for one delicious salad! mmmmmmm!

Jes said...

I love your game day food! I always have to bring things I can eat, which turns out to be...oh, one dish, and then I stare at everyone else eating wings and dip and other probably-not-delicious-but-tempting-but-not-really snack food. Roasted veggies sound perfect!

Catherine said...

I don't watch sports, but you can come over and bring food ANY time! We've been eating roasted veggies (with tofu) once or twice per week at our house these days! Dan always exclaims proudly, "this is so HEALTHY!" Woo!

Andrea said...

My kind of food - with or without the game!

Oraphan said...

What a great idea! It sounds so healthy and delicious. I LOVE roasted vegetables, yours looks amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't even have a TV, but I'd invite you. Love your choice of food!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

You said the magic words: chili powder, cumin and oregano. You can totally come over for game night!

Looks great.

Erica said...

looks a lot better than pork rinds, i think :)

Vegyogini said...

I'd definitely invite you (not for football, though, because it's not my sport) if you were bringing along yummy roasted veggies and beans!

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Bianca said...

I'd invite you to watch football! That looks delicious. Sometimes I get tired of chips and dips and junk food snacks ... okay, not really tired of per se, but I feel like a fattie afterward, and I'd prefer to feel the healthy way I'd feel after eating your veggie tacos.

Susan G said...

I would love to have a game day like that! Would love not to see disgusting chicken wings.....

Hannah said...

Ah, I'm in love with this meal! Exactly what I like to eat; Tons of flavorful veggies and healthy protein. :)

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The dish seems very delicious and I wish I will have the oppotunity to eat them.:)

miss v said...

actually, i'm loving your game day food! sometimes i feel like having something crazy like vegan wings or something, but i think this sounds just as delicious... thanks for this post. next game day my eats are going to look more like this!

Erin said...

You could most certainly come watch a game at my house! Although I'd probably make cookies or something to go along with the salad :)

Kiersten said...

I would totally invite you over for game day. That's my idea of "game food" too, haha. That last picture of the veggies and beans looks so good! (I'm really hungry right now and that picture isn't helping, haha)