Balsamic Roasted Vegetables (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Balsamic Roasted Vegetables.  I have been making this for years and it finally occurred to me that I have never shared it on the blog.  This is probably due to the fact that I never measure anything out and just throw it together.


Balsamic Roasted Vegetables


I could literally eat this all day.  Even as a meal!  If you wanted to make it a legit meal, you can serve it over quinoa, or even add some nuts on top for protein.  This healthy side dish is vegan and gluten free.

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Lentil Stuffed Acorn Squash

Is there a vegan in your family?  I have the perfect recipe for you.  This Lentil Stuffed Acorn Squash is healthy, easy, and very flavorful!  For Thanksgiving a few years ago, we served a wild rice stuffed acorn squash and it was a huge success. Even with the meat eaters!

You can make the filling a day ahead if you like.  It should hold up great.  Then on the day you are serving, all you need to do is roast the squash and assemble.

lentil stuffed acorn squash

I love all the colors in this healthy recipe.  When I went to buy the squash for this, they only had tiny acorn squashes, so that is why mine look kind of small.  However, the beauty of this recipe is that you can make the squash any size you like.  The filling is also pretty delicious on it’s own.

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Spaghetti Squash Pasta

I just love my Instant Pot.  Super easy to use and a big time saver.  I used it to cook the squash for this Spaghetti Squash Pasta recipe. Have you tried spaghetti squash?  It’s awesome for making squash pasta for those that do not have a spiralizer.  This recipe is super easy to make. If you don’t have an instant pot, I will write directions for the oven as well.

Spaghetti Squash - MY Whole Food Life

I added some pepitas to mine for a little extra protein.  This recipe is vegan, gluten free and paleo approved.  I bet chickpeas would be a nice addition in here as well.

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Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts

I could seriously live on roasted veggies.  Since we are in Fall now, my husband decided to create this recipe for Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts.  There just aren’t enough savory pumpkin recipes out there.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the sweet pumpkin recipes, but it’s nice to switch it up with a savory version now and again.

Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts - My Whole Food Life

This could be a perfect side dish for your holiday parties.  Or just serve it anytime.  To make a complete meal, you can add chickpeas or serve over quinoa.

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Tomato Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I made you guys some Tomato Roasted Brussels Sprouts! We have been staying with my in-laws during our home renovation.  My mother in law turned me on to yet another delicious way to roast Brussels sprouts. This recipe is super easy and it uses ingredients you already have in your kitchen.  These tomato roasted Brussels sprouts are great as a side dish, or you can serve them over quinoa for a complete meal.  If you also love Brussels Sprouts, you will also like my maple glazed Brussels sprouts are my shaved  Brussels sprouts salad with a lemon vinaigrette.

Tomato Roasted Brussel Sprouts - My Whole Food Life

These are seriously so good, I just eat them right off the tray!  They don’t last long, so I suggest making a double batch.

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Almonds and Dates

This Brussels Sprouts Salad with Almonds and Dates may be my most favorite salad ever.  I know I said that about my quinoa salad with avocado and tomatoes, but this is just as good!  You all know I love Brussels sprouts recipes.  Especially my maple glazed Brussels sprouts.   You have got to try this one!

Brussels sprouts salad with Almonds and Dates- My Whole Food Life

I love the flavors in this.  The dates help balance out the acidity of the dressing.  This salad is very easy to prepare and should last several days.  However, I would only add the avocado right before you are going to eat it.  Otherwise, it will get too mushy and brown.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

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