Warm up your kitchen and your senses with the aroma of roasted vegetables. These vegetables have loads of fiber and vitamins that will help keep you healthy all season long. The recipes are simple, delicious, and nutritious—and can brighten up any kitchen.
Root Vegetable Casserole
This casserole proves that healthy can be delicious. It could be a substitute for stuffing, or a stand-alone dish for any dinner! Add cheese on top for a special treat.
- 1 cup parsnip in cubes (peeled)
- 1 cup rutabaga in cubes (peeled)
- 1 cup turnip in cubes (peeled)
- 3/4 cup carrots, coarsely chopped
- 1/3 cup onion, chopped
- 2 eggs
- Boil the veggies with 2 cups of water in a saucepan; simmer until tender (about 12 minutes), then drain
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- Sauté onions in butter, then mix into veggies; add a dash of nutmeg, salt and pepper, and the eggs
- Scoop the mixture into a 1-quart casserole baking dish and bake uncovered for 35 minutes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts have a reputation in the vegetable world. Thanks to pop culture and their sulfur smell, Brussels sprouts are often viewed as the Darth Vader of vegetables. However, with the right recipe, roasted Brussels sprouts are delicious. Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!
- 1 ½ pounds of Brussels sprouts
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon of pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Cut off brown ends of Brussels sprouts and any yellow outer leaves
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl until Brussels sprouts are coated
- Pour onto a baking sheet and roast for 35 to 40 minutes
- Sprinkle with more salt and serve
Cauliflower has been overlooked for decades, but it’s finally taking its place in the sun. Cauliflower is a nutritionist’s dream, packed with fiber and vitamins C and B6. Cauliflower itself is usually pretty bland, which makes it perfect for roasting. Add a fun dip like sriracha or green goddess to really spice it up.
- 1 head of cauliflower
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 5 garlic cloves
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Toss the cauliflower in the olive oil, garlic, and optional red pepper flakes on a baking sheet
- Sprinkle with salt, then roast for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown
Roasted Golden Beets
Your only connection to beets may be “Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.” But overlooking beets means missing out on incredible health benefits, such as a juice that can lower blood pressure and improve athletic performance. Try this recipe for golden beets to ease into changing your attitude toward beets.
- 4 golden beets, peeled and cut in cubes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Toss the beets, olive oil, and thyme in a bowl until the beets are coated
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and add beets, spreading them out so the pieces don’t touch; sprinkle with salt
- Roast in the oven for about 10 to 20 minutes, or until beets are tender
Each of these recipes will be delicious and help your daily fiber needs. For more great health benefits, seek out other vegetables that may be new to you and have fun finding new and delicious ways to prepare them.
Sources and External Links
9 Impressive Health Benefits of Beetshttps://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-beets