Root Vegetable Roast

Another recipe for you from my partnership with MyFitnessRx. My goal with this recipe was to use all locally sourced ingredients from my local Farmer’s Market. I realize that it’s now the end of December so if you’re in the Northeast like I am, these ingredients but not be as fresh and local, but you should still be able to find them this time of year.  This is one of my favorite side dishes. A pop of color, tons of flavor, and so incredibly easy. The most annoying part is peeling everything ahead of time, but that makes it easy for this dish to be prepped ahead during the craziness of the holidays.

Speaking of holidays? How are you getting along this year? I will admit that I’m not stressing at all. With my job more flexible I can rearrange my schedule when I want it to be and can be pretty relaxed about it. Upon writing this (12/16) we have nearly finished all of our holiday shopping (i.e. we laid in bed last night and made the final Amazon purchase). I worked with my daughter to make teacher and family homemade gifts (we decided on hot chocolate mix jars this year and it was so awesome, easy, and reasonable!) The one thing I nearly stressed about was my daughters cookie exchange. Because, I always like to make cookies that are refined sugar free and gluten free if I can but there are so many nut allergies that I often worry about finding nut free versions. Then, because of all the allergies, the cookie exchange was cancelled! It’s a fun thing but I don’t really mind. We usually get a tin of 10 sugar cookies with red and green sprinkles and maybe some drop chocolate chip ones. I guess those are the easiest to make with kids but we don’t need them in the house. The other thing that often stresses me is Christmas Eve which we do love to host but we often take on a lot. This year though, a lot of our family won’t be around so we didn’t think it was worth it to go all out. So yes, holidays are not getting me down. My kid is loving the festivities and we are just enjoying watching her enjoy them 🙂

I hope you are having a stress free December too!

Enjoy!


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Root Vegetable Roast
A beautiful root dish to brighten any meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Peel and chop all vegetables into approximately 1 inch cubes.
  3. Mix vegetables with 2 tablespoons (melted as needed) of your fat of choice.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place on a pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Put in oven and roast for 45 minutes, or until fork tender, stirring occasionally.
  7. Sprinkle with lemon juice right before serving.
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