Recipe: Easy Roasted Vegetables

Take your pick of healthy summertime ingredients

Choose from a wide variety of garden ingredients to make this recipe unique and delicious!

Choose from a wide variety of garden ingredients to make this recipe unique and delicious!

A heart-healthy diet begins with fresh ingredients. And, with summer in full swing, fresh, homegrown ingredients for this recipe for Easy Roasted Vegetables are easy to come by — whether from your own garden or a community farmer’s market. They’re also easy to prepare for a healthy, colorful summertime dish.

Pick one vegetable or a combination of several from the list below. Then, follow these easy steps:

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Farmer markets: pleasures from the farm

fruitFarmer markets makes it easy to eat well in the summertime. Fruits and vegetables–key to a healthy diet that may help to prevent cancer–are at their most delicious peaks. And grocery shopping feels more like an adventure than a chore.

During the past few years, farmers’ markets have multiplied across the state of Michigan. Visit our online calendar to what’s in season now and throughout the summer. Check out the Michigan Farmers Market Map, too, to find a location near you.

If you are near the University of Michigan campus, locally grown fresh produce is available in three campus locations at The Produce Cart. Here is a 2013 schedule with maps; Towsley Triangle at University Hospital is one of the locations. Continue reading

Pleasures from the farm

The farmers’ market makes it easy to eat well in the summertime. Fruits and vegetables–key to a healthy diet that may help to prevent cancer–are at their most delicious peaks. And grocery shopping feels more like an adventure than a chore. During the past few years, farmers’ markets have multiplied across the state of Michigan. Visit our online calendar to what’s in season now and throughout the summer. Check out the Michigan Farmers Market Map, too, to find a location near you.