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Roasted Root Vegetables with Spicy Balsamic Drizzle

Roasted Root Vegetables with Spicy Balsamic Drizzle is flavorful and a simple side dish loaded with your favorite fall produce including sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onions, pears and apples!

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Roasted Root Vegetables with Spicy Balsamic Drizzle is flavorful and a simple side dish loaded with your favorite fall produce including sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onions, pears and apples! www.nutritionistreviews.com
I first learned about roasted root vegetables with fruit from a trip I went to with Michigan Apples. Since then, I have made this dish many times and most recently, perfected it when serving it to my family. We were up north and I brought all of the vegetables to make but didn't bring the spices and decided to rely on what my parent's had in their cupboards. I got a little creative and we were all pleased with the results.
Roasted Root Vegetables with Spicy Balsamic Drizzle is flavorful and a simple side dish loaded with your favorite fall produce including sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onions, pears and apples! www.nutritionistreviews.com
I served this dish with a roasted pork loin which was the perfect accompaniment. This dish is pretty versatile because if you don't want to use apples and pears, just skip one of them. If you prefer butternut squash to sweet potatoes, use that. If you want to use apple cider vinegar instead of white balsamic, that will work too. And feel free to use your choice of root veggies for different fall mixtures.
Roasted Root Vegetables with Spicy Balsamic Drizzle is flavorful and a simple side dish loaded with your favorite fall produce including sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onions, pears and apples! www.nutritionistreviews.com
This dish would be perfect to serve at Thanksgiving or at any holiday party. They can even be made ahead of time and reheated. I like mine a little spicy so I added cayenne pepper which gave it a little kick that was perfect!

Roasted Root Vegetables with Spicy Balsamic Drizzle is flavorful and a simple side dish loaded with your favorite fall produce including sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onions, pears and apples! www.nutritionistreviews.com

Roasted Root Vegetables with Spicy Balsamic Drizzle

Roasted Root Vegetables with Spicy Balsamic Drizzle is flavorful and a simple side dish loaded with your favorite fall produce including sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onions, pears and apples! www.nutritionistreviews.com

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 2 sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 4 parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large apple, cubed
  • 1 large pear, cubed
Spicy Balsamic Drizzle
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon TruvĂ­a Nectar

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Toss together vegetables, olive oil, onion powder and garlic powder on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.
3. Mix in the apples and pears and return to the oven. Roast for another 15-20 minutes or so until apples and vegetables are soft.
4. Whisk together ingredients for spicy balsamic drizzle and pour over roasted vegetables and fruit and mix well.
Enjoy!
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Roasted Root Vegetables with Spicy Balsamic Drizzle is flavorful and a simple side dish loaded with your favorite fall produce including sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onions, pears and apples! www.nutritionistreviews.com
For this recipe to give my roasted vegetables some sweetness, I used Truvia® Nectar which is a blend of stevia leaf extract and honey. It has 50% less calories than sugar and can be used instead of sugar or honey in a recipe. It was perfect in this recipe for just a touch of sweetness.

Roasted Root Vegetables with Spicy Balsamic Drizzle is flavorful and a simple side dish loaded with your favorite fall produce including sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onions, pears and apples! www.nutritionistreviews.com
This is National Diabetes Month and this product can be used as part of a carb-conscious diet. You can also use it in baked goods to lower the carbohydrate content. It is twice as sweet as honey meaning you only need half of the amount.  I tasted it on its own and to me, it tasted just like honey. Find a store near you that carries Truvia® sweetener products.


Roasted Root Vegetables with Spicy Balsamic Drizzle is flavorful and a simple side dish loaded with your favorite fall produce including sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onions, pears and apples! www.nutritionistreviews.com

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