Maple Glazed Carrots and Parsnips
3-4 medium sized parsnips
1 1/2 Tbsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
Cut the carrots and parsnips into small-medium sized chunks. Place all pieces into a good sized plastic bowl and add about 1/2 cup water to the bowl. Microwave in bowl for 5-6 minutes until the carrots and parsnips are slightly tender. The time will vary based on your own microwave. Drain most of the water from the bowl. Heat a skillet up to medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add the carrots and parsnips to the skillet.
Healthy Recipe Tidbits
- If parsnips are new to you, definitely give them a try! They're another root vegetable that's related to the carrot. They do contain more sugar than carrots so they have a naturally sweet flavor that could help satisfy your sweet tooth cravings and is a much better option than many processed sweets and treats.
- Carrots and parsnips both are excellent sources of dietary fiber, 1/2 cup of parsnips in particular contain 3g fiber.
- 1 serving (1/2 cup) of cooked parsnips are a great source of vitamin C, folate, and manganese
- 1 serving (1/2 cup) of cooked carrots are a great source of vitamin A, biotin, vitamin K, and potassium among many other nutrients.