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Look for root vegetables that are firm and feel heavy for their size. Avoid buying root vegetables that have soft spots, holes, or rough or discolored skin.
Save root vegetables that are bruised, browning or damaged by peeling away the external layers and removing the damaged pieces.
Revive limp carrots by placing them in an ice bath in the refrigerator for 1 hour. You do not have to peel carrots or beets before eating, just rinse with water and/or brush them carefully.
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The part of root vegetables that we generally eat grows underground, but you can also eat the green tops!
cc Root vegetables give your body energy, especially for the brain and nervous system because they are rich in complex carbohydrates.
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Nonstick cooking spray or vegetable oil
2 beets, peeled (optional) and cut into 1/2 inch slices
6 carrots, peeled (optional) and cut into 1/2 inch slices
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried
½ teaspoon salt (feel free to use less)
1½ tablespoons vegetable oil
Makes 6 servings. 1 cup per serving.