R is for…My Aunt Rita & Roasted Root Veggie Recipe!

February 18, 2013 -
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Hi all! Started this morning off with a 545am CrossFit WOD! It was an awesome one of push presses (which I upped my max 10 more pounds! woo!), ring dips, sit ups, & double unders!

Even after a fun filled day yesterday of yoga (with a bunch of crossfit ladies- so fun!) & a night of family time, I didn’t sleep very well – weird. I basically was awake since 4am so I was ready to go by the time my 515 alarm went off! Sometimes when I know I have somewhere to be in the morning, I almost get anxious & can’t sleep! I think I’m afraid I’ll miss my alarm. Do you ever do this?? Nothing that a little NRG MATRIX can’t fix! It really gets me going in the morning & helps to rehydrate!

Anyway, So glad you enjoyed my Quinoa Chickpea Buckwheat Bread it is a winner in my house for sure!

Especially topped with hummus or nut butter. Yes. Please.

Also wanted to share the daily highlights from Instagram!


Good job ladies!! ❤

Today is “R” day for #plantPOWER.


R is for…

My Rockin’ Aunt Rita who just turned 89 years young on Valentine’s Day!

The most perfect birthdate for one beautiful woman who I want to be like when I grow up.


My family is so blessed to have her in our lives – she still dances like she’s 20 & never stops living!

Oh, & she still rocks the red hair! People joke they wouldn’t know where to sit at church every week if she ever let it go gray. Too funny & truly an inspiration.

R is also for Raw or Roasted Veggies- two ways I love them!

There are many benefits of raw veggies but every now & then I love me some sweet roasted veg!

Here are two of my favorite ways to get my veggies in.

Roasted Beets & Rainbow Root Veggies


  • Ingredients
    • 1 bunch of purple beets (about 3 or 4 beets)
    • 1 bunch of golden beets (about 3 or 4 beets)
  • Directions
    • Wash & dry beets


    • Use a sharp knife or a grater & remove the outer skin of the beets


  • I found that using a small zester worked well!
    • Cut tips off of each end


    • Cut into circle slices & put onto a cookie sheet
    • Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes until tender
  • Beets are delicious RAW too & very healthy! Sometimes I just like a good roasted sweet veg Winking smile
    • You can also wash the greens from the beets & sauté in a pan with coconut oil!



  • Ingredients (I just used a random amount of each!)
    • Parsnips
    • Purple carrots
    • Orange carrots
    • Yellow carrots
      • I bought the carrots in one big bundle!
  • Directions
    • Wash & peel the carrots


    • Dice into desired shape
    • Put onto a cookie sheet & spray with oil of choice
    • Roast at 350 for about 35-40 minutes until tender
    • ENJOY!!

In the wintertime especially, I love roasted root veggies. I crave the deep routed earth veggies when it’s cold out.

Feel free to eat this root veggies RAW or roasted! Either way, your body will thank you!

I also love my beets RAW on nori sheets with hummus! So good.

Don’t forget you have a few more weeks to enter the GIVEAWAYS!

You have until February 26 at 5:00 p.m. EST to enter ALL giveaways! GOOD LUCK.


Also check out my girl Heather’s post today – Can’t wait to travel to see her later this week!!!

What’s your favorite roasted veggie?
Glad I just reminded myself…I’m about to go roast up some brussel sprouts for the week! YUM!