• Honey-Roasted Root Vegetables

    January 4, 2011

    I love root vegetables, especially the roasted kind. And when you add honey to the mix… perfection.

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    So, when I stumbled upon a recipe for Honey-Roasted Root Vegetables from Cooking Light, I knew that I wanted to make it as soon as possible.

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    The recipe calls for sweet potatoes, turnips, parsnips, and carrots. It also calls for shallots, but I didn’t have any on-hand. Even still, I think the dish turned out wonderfully. It’s a good thing too because I’m going to be eating these leftover for days!

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    The honey really enhances the natural sugars of the caramelized vegetables and, boy, are they delicious! The sweet potatoes practically tasted like candy!


    For lunch, I paired the Honey-Roasted Root Vegetables with a small piece of pork (leftover from last night’s dinner) and a toasted English muffin with almond butter spread on top.

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    After eating that meal, I am SO full! I might even be too full for something sweet!

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    Afternoon plans: Pug walk + getting my yoga on! 😀

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    Ellen @ Cinnamonalicious January 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Honey roasted veg = YUM! I have roast veg almost everyday, I just love them! Putting honey in the mix is something I haven’t done in a while actually, deffo gonna gobble some up soooon!


    Christina January 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    yum! I have parsnips in the fridge – will probably be making a paired down version of this – thanks for sharing Tina!


    Rose January 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Wow – this is a great idea for a fall/winter casserole-type dish.


    Gill (snaxandthecity) January 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Wow that looks incredible! It’s 10:20pm at night here but I am still lusting after those veg haha! Note to self: make soon!


    faith @ gracefulfitness January 4, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Nothing fills me up like roasted roots, I love it!


    meghan January 4, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    This sounds delicious, and I’m really impressed that you had all of those veggies on hand. Also, if you don’t get a bit of a cut from puffins, you should I bought a box yesterday because of all of your mentions, and they’re delicious. They’re almost gone (my boyfriend also loved them…)


    megan @ the oatmeal diaries January 4, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Ooh, those root veggies look awesome! I love them roasted 🙂


    Daisey January 4, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Looks yum.


    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I’ve been obsessed with roasted root veggies this fall/winter! Never tried them with honey though. Thanks for the recipe! 😀


    Elizabeth@The Sweet Life January 4, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Wow! Those look amazing. Perfect for a January back-to-work-this-is-reality night! How are the sugar cravings coming along?


    Tina January 4, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Good! I’ve written about it quite a bit in previous posts.


    Lindsey January 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I printed this recipe off recently, but I can’t convince the husband to try it. Perhaps now I’ll be able to convince him…


    Hannah January 4, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Oh, this looks great! I’ve used maple syrup many times with my root veggies, but never honey. I even have some fancy leatherwood honey I could use!


    Pam (Holistic Health Coach) January 4, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Your lunch looks so yummy! The roasted root veggies and almond butter on bread add enough sweetness to the meal I think, plus you had adequate protein from the meat. Great job!!
    I roasted some parnips and carrots tonight with dinner and made some garlic lime broccoli with chicken. yum yum!


    Katie @ Healthy Heddleston January 4, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I had parsnips the other day for the first time and made them like fries.. didn’t care efor them — boo!


    The Healthy Apple January 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Love those roasted veggies…looks delish, Tina!


    Muncher Cruncher January 4, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    WOW. Those look so SO good. I can’t wait to try them. I love new ways to spice up the veggies. Thanks!!


    Tessa January 5, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Would be interesting to hear your views and experiences on yoga. I am also a runner
    And very interested to incorporate it into my training.. but I’m worried I won’t be flexible and patient enough. What tips do u have on getting started?


    CaSaundra January 5, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Mmm!! Love the sounds of the roasted veggies with honey. Perfect for eating in season too 🙂


    Jennifer@keepitsimplefoods January 5, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Love roasted veggies. I like adding red pepper flakes for a big of spice!


    Teresa@http://vivaciousrunninggirl.blogspot.com/ January 11, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Those look delish! I made a lil spin off of the recipe with agave nectar and added some balsamic vinegar.


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