Yummy Roasted Broccoli and Red Peppers

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5 cups fresh broccoli florets (about 1 large bunch)Roasted Broccoli and Red Peppers
1 red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 clove garlic, minced

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Add broccoli, pepper, oil, lemon pepper and garlic to a self-sealing plastic bag; shake until ingredients are combined (or mix together in a bowl).
  3. Spread the mixture out in an even layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until vegetables are tender enough to pierce with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes.  Makes 6 servings.  Each serving contains 38 calories, 2 grams fat, 54 mg sodium, 5 grams carbohydrate & 2 grams fiber.

Cook's notes:  Feel free to use a combination of other vegetables such as cauliflower, carrots, Brussels sprouts, etc. Encourage young children to help by shaking the bag of veggies and placing on a baking sheet.

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