#MondayMeals: Rooting For You!

April 8, 2019

 

Mondays can be tough, but we at Seven Valleys Health Coalition are rooting for you! Start the week right by enjoying a tasty and nutritious dish that is great for your body and mind. The ingredients can be locally sourced, so this meal will make our local economy as happy as your taste buds. Read on for more on the nutritional benefits of Honey-Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables.

 

 

Carrots  are a great source of fiber, vitamins, potassium, and antioxidants. Carrots may reduce the risk of cancer, lower cholesterol, and are good for eye health

 

 

 

Parsnips contain high levels of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that promote growth, oral and heart health and boost the immune and digestive systems. Parsnips can also strengthen bones, lower the risk of diabetes, cancer, respiratory illness, and anemia.

 

 

 

Honey is rich in antioxidants and organic acids that can reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke, lower blood pressure and triglycerides, and improve cholesterol. Honey is a better sweetener than sugar for diabetics and can also promote eye health.

 

 

Beets are filled with vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds that are essential to a healthy diet. Beets are low in calories, help to maintain a healthy blood pressure, and can improve digestive health.  They may also improve brain health and help reduce the risk of cancer.

 

 

Olive oil is rich in healthy fats and antioxidants which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and lower the risk of heart disease. The anti-inflammatory properties lessen the risk of dementia, arthritis and obesity. Olive oil might also lower the risk of stroke and type 2 diabetes. Additionally, olive oil has antibacterial properties that can kill harmful bacteria that lead to stomach ulcers and cancer.

 

Food produced locally is more nutritious. This is because food contains the most nutrients around the time it is harvested. The longer food spends traveling, the less nutrition it contains. Less time traveling also means less exposure to harmful chemicals and less production of greenhouse gasses. What a tasteful way to decrease our carbon footprint!

 

Find ingredients for Honey-Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables and more at Anderson’s Farm MarketThe Local Food Market, or through a CSA share at Main Street Farms. Check out the healthy and delicious recipe for Honey-Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables below.

 

Honey-Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables

 

 

 

 

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