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Are you following a low carb or ketogenic diet and need some alternatives to your favorite carb-heavy foods?

No need to worry, we’ve got you covered.

While sweet potatoes are typically looked at as the “healthier” option for potatoes, they are not the most low carb friendly option. Luckily there are a few different keto friendly alternatives one can choose from when looking to substitute potatoes in your diet.

These Balsamic Roasted Turnips will satisfy your desire for crispy, hash brown potatoes and improve your health without the extra carbohydrates.

Oftentimes turnips are mistaken for only being a root vegetable, but they are actually a member of the cruciferous family as well. Other family members include brussels sprouts, broccoli, and kale. Coming from this family, turnips are naturally a nutritional powerhouse. So, what makes turnips such a great substitute for potatoes? They offer many benefits, including:

  1. Being high in fiber
  2. Helping to reduce inflammation
  3. Being rich in different vitamins and minerals

#1: Being High in Fiber

Fiber is vital for a well functioning digestive system, but that’s not its only benefit. Fiber also helps to improve cholesterol, heart health, diabetes, constipation, and skin health. It helps with glucose absorption so that there isn’t a rapid increase in insulin, allowing the body to maintain adequate blood sugar levels.

#2: Helps to Reduce Inflammation

The greens attached to turnips contain an abundant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. While these fatty acids have a number of health benefits, one of their biggest roles is the fighting of inflammation. These healthy fats fight off free radical damage that would otherwise cause oxidative stress, making your body work harder than necessary.

#3: Rich in Vitamins and Minerals

Omega-3s aren’t the only element present in turnips. In fact, this veggie offers several other vitamins and minerals including calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

These Balsamic Roasted Turnips are not only packed with nutrients, but they’re extremely easy to make as well! Just toss them in with some balsamic vinaigrette, spread them on a baking sheet, and you’re all set. The next time you’re having dinner, but are at a loss for what side to make, try these Balsamic Roasted Turnips out.

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Balsamic Roasted Turnips

roasted turnips

These roasted turnips are a great low carb alternative to potatoes and make the perfect side dish for your favorite keto meal.

  • Author: Steph Lodge
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3
  • Category: Sides
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

  • 3 turnips
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 tbsp garlic

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Peel turnips and cut into cubes
  3. In a bowl, combine turnips, 2 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette and garlic
  4. Spread the turnips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  5. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until turnips start to brown

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 32
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 1g

Keywords: balsamic roasted turnips

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