Teriyaki roasted vegetables – on a frugal family budget

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Teriyaki roasted vegetables

In our house, I’m forever trying to cook new things and get the family (read kids!) to eat a variety of veggies. I don’t have many rules: it’s got to be (mostly!) on the healthy side and it’s got to be within budget. These teriyaki roasted veggies ticked both boxes as well as achieving the main goal….the kids approved them :)

Teriyaki roasted veggies

You could use any veggies you like really as long as you can roast them. I went for butternut squash, tender-stem broccoli and red peppers. Why? We had them in, they’re colourful and we like them!

As I’ve probably explained before I’m no chef. I’m a cook, and I’m busy with work and raising 3 kids so you won’t find long, intricate lists of ingredients here. I sometimes use bottled sauces instead of making them, and I often take shortcuts and use substitutes where it’ll make my life easier.

I ❤️cooking but I love it more when the food I cook gets eaten. Let me know what you think of this veggie side idea…enjoy :)

Teriyaki roasted veggie side recipe

Ingredients

1 Butternut squash, peeled and cut into small wedges

2 Red peppers, deseeded and cut into strips

10-15 Stems of tender-stem broccoli

Teasoon of olive oil

Salt & pepper

Teriyaki sauce (this is the one I use)

Seeds to garnish (sunflower or pumpkin seeds are my preferred choice for a little texture & crunch!)

Method

  • Peel the butternut squash and cut into small wedges
  • Deseed the peppers and cut into strips
  • I leave the stems on the broccoli, but cut the stems shorter if you’d prefer
  • In a bowl toss the butternut squash and pepper in the oil and season with salt & pepper, then roast on a low heat for 35 min, until the squash is cooked through
  • Boil the broccoli and lay in a glass dish when it’s cooked to your liking
  • Add the squash, then the peppers when they come out of the oven
  • Drizzle with teriyaki sauce and garnish with seeds
  • Dig in & let the kids serve themselves…for some reason they eat more when they’re in control of portions :)

What can you eat with this side dish?

  • Salmon fillets – salmon & teriyaki, a match made on heaven!
  • Roasted chicken – Thinly sliced roast chicken makes a great accompaniment to this veggie side
  • Roasted sweet potato – Fill the sweet potato with this veggie mix for a light vegetarian lunch or supper
  • Sausages – Before now I’ve sliced sausages up and served them on top of this dish for an almost try bake like supper. Add a few roasted new potatoes and make the meal go further

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