If you are looking for a delicious and healthy Christmas side dish to pair with your turkey, roast beef or ham, may I recommend my Carrot, Parsnip and Onion Sauté? It’s so tasty; I make it almost every holiday season. It is easy to prepare, looks great on your holiday dinner table and is filled with vitamins and minerals that your body will love. This is a great alternative to the butter and cream laden mashed potatoes that appear on most holiday dinner tables. Plus, your dietary-restricted friends that don’t eat gluten or dairy will appreciate you serving them something other than a plain baked potato.
What is the health magic of carrots and parsnips? Here are 3 important health benefits you get when you eat this delicious holiday side dish.
(1) Better eyesight – carrots are filled with beta-carotene, which is a crucial nutrient for your eyes.
(2) Improved immunity – parsnips are a good source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C boosts your immune system, supports your liver’s ability to detoxify, protects you against cardiovascular disease and helps prevent wrinkles.
(3) Balanced blood pressure – parsnips are also a good source of potassium, which is very important for maintaining a healthy blood pressure.
The nutrients in both carrots and parsnips are better absorbed by your body when they are cooked instead of raw. So you can feel extra good about consuming this yummy Carrot, Parsnip and Onion Sauté. Here is the recipe. Give it a try!