Root vegetables are perfect for wintery comfort foods. They are inexpensive, hearty and so versatile. So many ways to prepare and eat them. They are delicious roasted or grilled. They can be made into soups, gratins, hash browns, fries, or root veggies chips. Mashed or pureed.
Since roots grow underground, they absorb a ton of nutrients from the soil, this makes them one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables around.
They’re a great gluten-free alternative to processed wheat-based starches like pasta and breads. Roots are complex carbs that are packed with nutrients and higher in fiber than rice. The more colorful roots like beets, carrots and yams are loaded with antioxidants.
For many of us. we stick to the classics, carrots, potatoes and onions but there are so many more choices and favors when it comes to root veggies. Here are some of my favorites that can be found at every grocery store.
Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.