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Roasted Mixed Vegetables

Dairy Free Egg Free Gluten Free Nut Free

Roasted vegetables are a great way to encourage children to eat their veggies, as roasting accentuates their natural sweet flavour.  Root vegetables such as sweet potato, pumpkin, parsnip and carrot are a great place to begin. However, once your child is comfortable eating these popular choices, try to include other varieties such as beetroot, turnip and brussel sprouts.

 

Root vegetables are an excellent option for babies, toddlers and fussy little people as they are delicious, sweet, and really easy to prepare. This recipe is a common side dish in my family and often accompanies grilled or roasted meat, chicken or fish. I like to vary the veggies and often include mushroom, cauliflower and broccoli, it’s also not uncommon for them to end up in my son’s lunchbox the following day.

 

Ingredients

Method


2 carrots, peeled and cubed
2 beetroots, peeled and cubed 1 turnip, peeled and cubed
2 parsnips, peeled and cubed
1 turnip, peeled and cubed
10 brussel sprouts, quartered
1 cup pumpkin, peeled and cubed
1-2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1-2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
Sea salt, to taste
Pinch pepper
1. Preheat oven to 200C.
2. In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and toss.
3. Spread in a single layer onto a roasting pan and place in oven.
4. Roast, tossing occasionally, until tender and starting to brown for about 50-60 mins.
5. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 3 days or puree and freeze for up to 4 months.
6.

Tip:
Serve with homemade dips or as a side dish. Add any of the following vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, eggplant, zuchinni, swede, asparagus, chokoe, Jerusalem artichoke.


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