Your root to diet plan goodness!
Around this time of year root vegetables are in their prime, plus they are full of health giving nutrients!
Around the world, root vegetables are an invaluable source of nutrition, and for good reason- the roots are abundant in vitamins, phytonutrients and complex carbohydrates. So here are some ideas of how to add them into your diet plan!
Apart from helping your eyesight, carrots are very low in calories and full of beta-cartone, which can help prevent heart disease and cancer.
Try: Grating carrot and cabbage and mix with a little lemon juice and olive oil for a guilt-free coleslaw. It’s a perfect accompaniment to any of your Jane Plan salads!
Sweet Potatoes are absolutely filled with goodness, plus they are significantly lower in calories than regular white potatoes! They are not only a great source of fibre, and Vitamins B6 and C, they also contain Vitamin D which very important at this time of the year when we are less able to get our required daily amounts from the sun.
Try: Cutting into wedges, and baking in the oven. These are absolutely delicious with our Chilli Con Carne!
Very low in calories and an excellent source of fibre, and can help to lower blood cholesterol. It is also a great low-calorie substitute to potatoes as it can be cooked in many of the same ways!
Try: Mixing with grated apple, a few chopped walnuts and some low fat yoghurt and a squeeze od lemon juice for an autumnal side salad.
Full of beta-cartone and betalains which are anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory, beetroots are great for detoxing your system. It’s also though to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, plus is thought to help fight the progression of dementia.
Try: Delicious sliced over a green leafy salad, and scatted with pumpkin seeds.
One serving of parsnips can provide 20% of your daily folate- a vitamin essential if you are trying to conceive, are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Try: Brush with oil and roast them in the oven. Then right before serving, drizzle with a mixture of honey and mustard. Perfect with a Sunday roast!