Here’s What to Cook (Oct 7-11): Root Vegetables Week
When the weather chills you to the bone, it’s time to load up on healthy veggies. This week we’re focusing on dinners that feature root vegetables. Cozy, delicious, filling… and healthy! It’s what’s for dinner this week!
What Is A Root Vegetable?
“Roots are some of the most nutrient-dense vegetables in the world. While each root contains its own set of health benefits, they share many of the same characteristics. Yams, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, carrots, yuca, kohlrabi, onions, garlic, celery root (or celeriac), horseradish, daikon, turmeric, jicama, Jerusalem artichokes, radishes, and ginger are all considered roots.”
Why are They Healthy?
“Because root vegetables grow underground, they absorb a great amount of nutrients from the soil. They are packed with a high concentration of antioxidants, Vitamins C, B, A, and iron, helping to cleanse your system. They are also filled with slow-burning carbohydrates and fiber, which make you feel full, and help regulate your blood sugar and digestive system. This factor, plus the high-octane nutrients and low calories, make roots excellent for people who are trying to lose weight, or simply stay healthy.”
“Eating your vegetables” was never more delicious than with these hearty, healthy dinners. From rice bowls to stew, pasta, a sheet pan chicken dinner, and even Sloppy Joe’s.
And don’t think we missed a root vegetable treat! We saved the best for last.
Have a great week everyone!
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Weeknight Dinners Week at a Glance:
Monday: Turmeric Rice Bowl with Garam Masala Root Vegetables & Chickpeas
Tuesday: Longevity Ikarian Stew
Wednesday: Roasted Root Vegetable Pasta with Pesto
Thursday: Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables
Friday: Best Ever Sloppy Joes
Treat: Sweet Potato Custard
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