Ginger Roasted Beets, Sweet Potatoes and Pears




Ingredients

3 medium-large beets, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes
1 sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
2 large sweet potatoes, diced into 1-inch cubes (peel or keep skin on, either works)
2 green Anjou pears (ripe but still firm)
1-2 teaspoons fresh thyme
Salt to taste
1-2 tablespoons Avocado oil or olive oil
1-2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, combine beets, onion, garlic, ginger, salt and about 1 tbsp avocado oil. Toss so veggies are well coated in oil. Spread beet mixture evenly on baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes.

While beets are baking, combine sweet potatoes, pears, thyme, salt, and remaining oil in bowl.

Add the sweet potatoes and pears to the baking sheet and mix to combine.

Place mixture back into the oven and roast for an additional 40-50 minutes. Toss mixture halfway through baking.

Add more salt to taste after cooking, and garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy warm or cold – it tastes delicious either way!

Recipe used with permission from www.usapears.org.

Yield: 6 Servings (serving size: ½ cup vegetables)
Nutrition Breakdown: Calories 160, Fat 5g, (0.5g saturated fat), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 60mg, Carbohydrate 29g, Fiber 5g, Protein 2g.
Percent Daily Values: 120% Vitamin A, 15% Vitamin C, 4% Calcium, 4% Iron
Diabetes Exchange Values: 1 ½ Starch, 2 Vegetable, 1Fat