MAPLE ROASTED ORANGE VEGGIES
Approx. 10 lbs prepared orange veggies or roots
½ cup maple syrup*
1 cup olive oil
sea salt to taste
pepper to taste
herbs, seasonings to taste
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Peel the veggies, and cut into bite-sized pieces. Whisk together the maple syrup and olive oil. Coat the veggies with the mixture, and season with salt, pepper, and seasonings. Spread veggies out on pan and roast the vegetables until they are tender, about 35 minutes. Stir and shake the pan every few minutes to cook veggies evenly.
Nutritional analysis per serving (approximate, varies with veggies): 166 calories, 2 grams protein, 30 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams fat, 53 mg. sodium, 4.5 grams fiber.
USDA School Lunch Guidelines: ½ cup veggies
Cheryl's notes: The maple syrup highlights the natural sugars of root vegetables. Vary the root vegetables to include beets and potatoes. Maple roasted orange veggies are an excellent way to utilize regional, seasonal ingredients, and provide over 200% of the RDA for Vitamin A, 41% for Vitamin C, and 19% for Vitamin K.
*Seasonal Ingredient Suggestions
MAY/JUNE: salad turnips
JULY/AUGUST: carrots, onions, summer squashes
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER: celeriac, onions, carrots, parsnips, rutabagas, squash, pumpkin
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER: carrots, celeriac, onions, sweet potatoes, turnips, winter squash
JANUARY/APRIL: onions, roots, winter squash
Maine maple syrup is available all year.
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