Delicious recipe for your Thanksgiving Dinner
It’s that time of year again…the holiday season. We’ve written a blog before on how to enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner while still staying on track with your goals. So this year, we wanted to bring you an easy, delicious recipe you can bring to your Thanksgiving dinner. We’ve made this for our Thanksgiving for the past several years, and it is always a hit.
To quickly remind you our advice about the Thanksgiving meal, fill up on the turkey and vegetables first before diving into the more caloric dishes like the stuffing and sweet potato casserole so you aren’t hungrily devouring them. Then after you satisfy your physical hunger, you can take smaller portions of those delicious dishes and feel satisfied. Luckily, this recipe is something you can feel good about filling up on and bonus…it’s still delicious! Hope you enjoy it!
Roasted Root Vegetables
-Assorted root vegetables of your choice (we like butternut, delicata, and acorn squashes, carrots, parsnips, beets, various potatoes…if you haven’t tried batata/Japanese sweet potato you haven’t lived) – the amount will vary depending on how many people you are cooking for
-1 tsp Cinnamon
-Salt/pepper to taste
-Optional can spritz lightly with a butter spray or oil spray to crisp up vegetables
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dice up all root vegetables into cubes. Lay them out in a single layer on baking sheet(s). Sprinkle cinnamon and salt/pepper. Optionally lightly spray with butter spray/oil spray. Bake for 45-60 minutes. Check doneness by sticking a fork in the vegetables to make sure they are soft.
Like we said, this is such an easy, throw together recipe that you can feel good about eating at your Thanksgiving dinner. Then you can have your smaller portions of your favorite sides and leave dinner guilt-free feeling satisfied but not completely stuffed. If you want to see the video of us making this dish check out our Facebook page!
We hope you all have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!