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Low Fat Roasted Veggies

What you need: 

1 (16 ounce) bunch asparagus, tough ends snapped off
1 (8 ounce) container whole white mushrooms, sliced in 1/2
1/2 red onion, cut in thick slices
cooking spray, as needed
fresh ground pepper, to taste
creole seasoning, to taste
1-2 cloves garlic, minced, optional

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Put the asparagus, mushrooms, and onion into a large enough baking tin and drench them with cooking spray.
2. Add pepper, creole seasoning, and minced garlic. Spray the veggies again with cooking spray and shake the pan around to coat the veggies.
3. Pop in the oven for about 10 minutes. Make sure not to overcook the asparagus, you want it to still be a little crispy.
This is a lower fat alternative to roasting veggies in oil and tastes just as good!
Source of recipe: I wrote this recipe.

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
Servings: 
2

SO HOW'D IT GO?

As far as I know a quick spray only contributes a few calories. This makes a nice, warming side for my tofu and mashed potatoes.

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You know cooking oil is made of oil right? It ain't low fat if it's drenched in it.

cooking spray not oil... like pam

Pam, like all cooking sprays, is made of oil. If you just use a quick squirt, it's not enough to contribute significantly to calorie or fat intake. If you drench the veggies in cooking spray, you're drenching them in oil. However, this is not a bad thing, as oils are actually good for you and roasting veggies in oil is a tasty way to get people to eat their veggies.  Plus eating vegetables with oil makes it possible for you to absorb the fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K).

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You know cooking oil is made of oil right? It ain't low fat if it's drenched in it.

cooking spray not oil... like pam

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You know cooking oil is made of oil right? It ain't low fat if it's drenched in it.

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this time i used halved baby carrots and brussels sprouts. i coated the veggies generously with cooking spray and creole seasoning only and roasted the veggies for about 20 minutes at 375F. so easy and delicious!

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tony chachere's creole seasoning is wonderful if u don't want to bother with the link for the creole recipe :) it is my favorite seasoning ever!

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