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02/26/2016 10:48 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

7 Crispy, Crunchy And Crave-Worthy Vegetable Recipes

The reason many people (especially kids) don't like vegetables is because of their texture. Mushy, soft veggies are the worst! That's why roasting makes a world of difference. From Broccoli with Chipotle Honey Butter to Curried Carrots, you'll actually crave these dishes.

1. Roasted Broccoli With Chipotle Honey Butter

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In this recipe, broccoli florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy and smoky chipotle honey butter before roasting. It's as delicious as it sounds -- addictive, even -- and the broccoli has enough flavor to carry an entire meal. Pair it with simply grilled salmon or steak and dinner is done! GET THE RECIPE

2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans & Maple Syrup

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In this recipe, golden roasted Brussels sprouts are combined with smoky bacon, toasted pecans and maple syrup. It's hard to resist eating the entire pan right out of the oven! GET THE RECIPE

3. Curried Roasted Carrots

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These sweet and spicy roasted carrots make a fabulous side dish, but they're also delicious all on their own. In fact, on those rare (and dare I say treasured) nights when I'm on my own for dinner and don't feel like fussing with a full meal, I'll make them for myself as a main course. They're like a treat! GET THE RECIPE

4. Maple Sesame Kale Chips

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AKA "kale crack" because they're so addictive, these crispy chips are made from one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. They're salty, sweet and spicy -- the sesame seeds add nutty flavor and heft. GET THE RECIPE

5. Golden Roasted Cauliflower with Pecorino Romano Cheese

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Want to get your family to love cauliflower? Try roasting it and tossing it with cheese. It worked for me. GET THE RECIPE

6. Garlicky Roasted Broccoli with Parmigiano-Reggiano

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Fresh broccoli in olive oil and garlic is roasted until lightly golden, then finished with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and a squeeze of fresh lemon. GET THE RECIPE

7. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic & Honey

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These Brussels sprouts are roasted in a high temperature oven until golden brown and crisp, then tossed with a touch of balsamic vinegar and honey. Make extra -- they're as addictive as french fries! GET THE RECIPE

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