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Roasted Turmeric Root Vegetables with Maple Glaze

maple-glazed-turmeric-root-vegetables-cooking-for-kids-gov.jpgRoasting root veggies brings out their natural sweetness and pure maple syrup gives them a delicious caramel flavor. Kids will love this dish! Served cold, it makes a quick and nutritious snack.


Approximately 2 pounds root vegetables – cut into ½” pieces

(try carrots, beets, parsnips, rutabaga, or turnips)

2 TB extra virgin olive oil

2 TB pure maple syrup

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp of ground turmeric

pinch freshly ground black pepper 



Preheat oven to 300°F. Spray a jelly roll pan with non-stick spray. Stir together olive oil and maple syrup and toss with vegetables. Spread evenly on pan and sprinkle with remaining seasonings.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until cooked to desired tenderness. Leave in long enough for vegetables to caramelize a bit. Also delicious served cold.