Asparagus is one of the easiest dinner veggies to prepare and it is super simple to sneak into kid friendly meals.
Preheat oven to 450° F.
Wash one bunch of asparagus and remove woody stems (about the last one to one and a half inches of the asparagus spear).
Place asparagus spears on a large cookie sheet.
Add one Tablespoon olive oil, one Tablespoon maple syrup and one Tablespoon balsamic vinegar. Optional: Add two cloves slivered garlic.
Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat evenly.
Roast 12-15 minutes, turning once at the halfway point. Remove from oven.
Sprinkle with one loosely packed Tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves.
Taste and adjust seasonings with maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper as needed.