Roasted Turnips with Mustard Vinaigrette is Low Cholesterol Food

Posted on January 27, 2014 | by
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Roasted Turnips with Mustard Vinaigrette = Yummy & Cholesterol Free

Terrific TURNIPS!

Are potatoes a staple side dish at your dinner table?

If yes, have you ever tried using turnips to replace your mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, or french fries?

Cooked turnips are a nutrient dense root vegetable with a similar starchy texture as potatoes, but they have a significantly lower amount of calories and carbohydrates compared to most potato side dishes.

1 cup of raw turnips
Calories: 36 kcal
Carbohydrate: 8 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g

1 cup of raw red potatoes
Calories: 108 kcal
Carbohydrate: 24 g
Dietary Fiber: 1g

Also, turnips are rich in Vitamin C!

Try substituting your starchy side dish this week with this featured low cholesterol recipe of delicious and nutritious Oven Roasted Turnips.

Recipe

Roasted Turnips with Mustard Vinaigrette

Roast your vegetables with a homemade mustard vinaigrette!

Yield: 8 servings (1/2 cup per serving) 

Ingredients:

    • 4 medium turnips, peeled, cubed (yields approx. 4 cups)
    • Mustard Vinaigrette
    • 1 Tbsp of white wine vinegar
    • 2 tsp of whole grain mustard
    • 1 Tbsp of fresh parsley, finely minced
    • ¼ cup of olive oil
    • ½ tsp of cracked black pepper

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 400 ºF. Grease a baking sheet with olive oil. In a small bowl, whisk together the Mustard Vinaigrette ingredients. In a large bowl, mix the turnips with the mustard vinaigrette until the turnips are evenly covered with the vinaigrette. Spread out the turnips on the baking sheet. Roast the turnips for 20-25 minutes until the turnips are lightly browned. Serve turnips hot or cold. Optional: garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Per Serving:
Calories: 93 kcal, Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg Carbohydrate: 7g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Protein: 1g


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