roasted red peppers

Olivia just can't get enough of roasted red peppers lately and I can't get enough of how amazing they smell coming out of the oven, hot and steaming. 
They fill our kitchen with the comforting scents of olive oil and rich hearty Italian food. 
Plus, roasted red peppers are full of nutrients that are excellent for you and your babe. 

5 Health Benefits of Red Bell Peppers
1) Red peppers contain almost 300% of your daily vitamin C intake // Besides being a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C is also needed for the proper absorption of iron

2) Red bell peppers are a great source of Vitamin B6 and magnesium // Vitamin B6 is a natural diuretic and magnesium has so many incredible health benefits (read more here)

3) Red bell peppers support healthy night vision // Because they are high in Vitamin A, they help to support healthy eyesight and healthy night vision 

4) Red bell peppers are packed with antioxidants // The combined effects of Vitamin A and Vitamin C create a great antioxidant capacity, and with lycopene in the mix, red bell peppers become a top notch superfood (lycopene is what makes red bell peppers and tomatoes red); red peppers are one of the highest veggies in lycopene which has been shown to aid in the prevention of many cancers

5) Red bell peppers are low in calories but high in fiber // One red bell pepper only contains about 30-40 calories; they make a great snack for you to have on hand whenever you get hungry and they provide a satisfying crunch

Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut organic red bell peppers into wide slices, removing seeds and stem
Spread on a baking sheet and coat lightly with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and S+P
Roast for approximately 20-25 minutes or until fork tender (peppers will wilt and may char slightly)
While still warm, puree in a food processor to make baby food
>> Serve immediately or freeze for later use <<
If feeding a toddler, let cool and then cut into appropriate-sized pieces for your child's age.


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