Thursday, January 3, 2008

Eating Green - eat your veggies!

Here is a fantastic way to eat more ground veggies.  This has some different stuff like turnips and parsnips. I dare you not to like it!

Honey-Roasted Root Vegetables
Revised from Cooking Light

Honey amplifies the natural sugars of the caramelized vegetables in this dish. If you can't find tupelo honey, substitute another medium-color, floral variety, such as dandelion, loosestrife, or orange blossom.

2 cups coarsely chopped peeled sweet potato (about 1 large)
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped peeled turnip (about 2 medium)
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped parsnip (about 2 medium)
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped carrot (about 2 medium)
1/4 cup tupelo honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 green onions chopped

Preheat oven to 450°.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; toss to coat. Place vegetable mixture in a medium baking dish coated with a light coating of olive oil. Bake at 450° for 35 minutes or until vegetables are tender and begin to brown, stirring every 15 minutes.

4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Nutritional Information
CALORIES 118(27% from fat); FAT 3.5g (sat 0.5g,mono 2.5g,poly 0.4g); PROTEIN 1.3g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 33mg; SODIUM 171mg; FIBER 2.3g; IRON 0.5mg; CARBOHYDRATE 21.7g

1 comment:

CnH said...

I'm making this to go with dinner tonight. It smells wonderful!!! Husband in skeptical - the only root he eats are cooked potatoes and raw radishes. But one of my 5 yr olds wanted to help. And as she helped (sprinkling salt, pouring in the olive oil), she asked to taste. So I let her try each ingredient raw. She said 'Mmm' to all of it. I told her it would taste even better cooked. I can't wait to serve it and taste it!!!
To all your blog followers with kids; Letting them help with the cooking at any level of their ability is a great way to get kids to try veggies. Since they are in there smelling everything it makes the hungry and that promotes trying what is right in front of them; the chopped veggies. Plus, they are more likely to eat the prepared dish since they were invested in the process.

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