roasted root vegetables

Servings: 8

  Beets have high amounts of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents that could help reduce ones risk of cancer. They are high in fiber and could help in decreasing one's risk for heart disease.

Beets have high amounts of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents that could help reduce ones risk of cancer. They are high in fiber and could help in decreasing one's risk for heart disease.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes 

Ingredients

**½ head cauliflower, separated into small florets

**1 head broccoli, separated into small florets

**1 medium sweet potato, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch slices

**1 turnip, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch slices

**2-3 beets, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch slices

½ pineapple, sliced into ½ inch chunks

2 tbsp. olive oil

**1 tsp. Thyme, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ‘F.

  2. Put all vegetables and pineapple in a bowl and mix with thyme, salt and pepper, and olive oil.

  3. Spread evenly onto a sheet pan. Back for 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Nutrition (per serving)

80 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 58 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 120 IU vitamin A; 42 mg vitamin C; 29 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 50 mg sodium; 318 mg potassium

Recipe from Lindsay-Rae Bean, Dietetic Intern

Jung, A. (2017, October 25). Health Benefits of Beets (and Risks) You Never Knew About. Retrieved March 20, 2018, from https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/beets-health-benefits/