6 Root Vegetable Recipes That Ease the Cold Weather Blues

There’s something good about the winter: you can create steamy dishes that are perfect to combat the chill outdoors.

Are you ready to give your taste buds a nutrient-rich experience that will help you maintain happiness and good health while you sit under the cozy fireplace? Here are a few appetizing root vegetable recipes that will give you a bit of warmth and flavor.

Honey Maple Roasted Carrots

Damn Delicious
Damn Delicious

It won’t be hard to nibble on carrots anymore once you’ve had a bite of these maple roasted carrots. You’ll get a delicious dose of beta-carotene drizzled with honey, oregano, thyme, and a smidge of maple syrup.

Get the recipe from Damn Delicious.

Roasted Root Vegetable and Kale Salad

My Style Vita
My Style Vita

With a healthy serving of grains in this kale-based salad – it’s got a bit of farro in it for body – you can bet you’ll get a hearty meal out of this soon-to-be fall favorite. With a bit of dijon mustard and lemon, this beet and carrot-packed kale salad packs some serious flavor.

Get the recipe from My Style Vita.

Root Vegetable Tacos

Last Ingredient
Last Ingredient

Taco Tuesdays are always a major hit, but you can believe it will be even better with this creative, fall-inspired twist on the usual taco lineup. These tacos are packed with all of the best root vegetables, like squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and turnips, and a cilantro lime drizzle (along with a sprinkle of chili powder) really round out the dish.

Get the recipe from Last Ingredient.

Roasted Root Vegetables with Thyme

Primavera Kitchen
Primavera Kitchen

Try this quick and easy recipe for a flavorful dish that is packed with tons of nutrients. The best thing about this dish is that there isn’t a “one size fits all” way to create it because you can use an assortment of your favorite root vegetables. For a natural filling sweet taste, you can add in carrots, beets, and onions. Add a bit of thyme, an evergreen antioxidant rich herb, to your root vegetables and get the added bonus of stress reduction, heart protection, immune system boost, and vision enhancement.

Get the recipe from Primavera Kitchen.

Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash with Root Vegetables and Honey

Dinner at the Zoo
Dinner at the Zoo

A pile of vegetables never looked so good and tasted so sweet. Grab a mixture of your favorite orange vegetables to add a healthy palette of autumn flavors to your plate. This low-maintenance recipe is decorated with a high volume of caramelized sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and carrots that will make the vegetable nemesis ask for more servings.

Get the recipe from Dinner at the Zoo.

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

The Roasted Root
The Roasted Root

There’s no discrimination when it comes to root vegetables; they can be found in your most popular Fall friendly desserts such as Pumpkin Pie! Instead of caressing your food with pumpkin puree, try sweet potato puree as a substitute. Then, add in more root vegetables such as beets, carrots, or celery root that meet your taste requirements. Last but not least, a drop of whipped cream will make this the perfect dessert delicacy.

Get the recipe from The Roasted Root.

About Charlene Rhinehart

Charlene is a motivational speaker, former Ms. Corporate America, and entrepreneur. She provides freelance writing and consulting services as the Managing Director of CEO Unlimited LLC and provides resources for career driven female professionals as Founder of the Career Goddess Academy. Charlene can’t deny that she is also a fitness fanatic, having obtained certifications as a Zumba Instructor, WERQ Fitness Instructor, POUND Pro, and SCW Personal Trainer. Connect with Charlene on Twitter @careergoddess or Instagram @charlenerhinehart.

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