12 Delicious Ways with Root Vegetables

by in Healthy Recipes, November 14, 2013

parsnips
Hearty root veggies make for delicious, bone-warming dishes. Pick them up on your next trip to the market and get cooking!

Parsnips
These root vegetables, which have a sweet, nutty flavor, resemble carrots but are white in color. One cup raw provides 100 calories and 7 grams of fiber. They’re an excellent source of vitamins C and K and folate.

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Turnips
This fall favorite has white flesh with a purple-colored top. Turnips have a delicate, sweet, and slightly earthy flavor that becomes stronger as they age. One medium turnip has 34 calories, 2 grams of fiber and almost half the recommended daily amount of vitamin C.

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Carrots
Many folks know that carrots are good for the eyes (it’s because the vegetables are packed with beta-carotene). But carrots also provide fiber, vitamins C and K, potassium and several B vitamins.

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Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »

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