Are you looking for tips on how to eat healthy during the holidays or a seasonal side dish that’s out of the ordinary and also really good for you?
This recipe makes the most of the season’s natural bounty and is a nice deviation from the standard stand-alone vegetable side dish or salad. It’s only 218 calories per serving and offers a healthy 5 grams each of fiber and protein to boot!
- Cooking spray
- 1½ potatoes, thinly sliced
- 1½ sweet potatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 cup parsnips, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup turnips, sliced
- ½ cup onions, chopped
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon white pepper
- 1½ cups low-fat milk
Spray 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
Clean, peel, and slice potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and turnips; combine. Chop onions and set aside.
In small saucepan, melt butter; add flour, salt, and pepper to make a roux. Gradually stir in milk, cooking over low heat; stir well with wire whisk.
Bring milk to a boil, stirring constantly until milk has thickened into a sauce, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Arrange ½ of sliced vegetables in casserole dish; top with ½ of chopped onion and white sauce; repeat to make second layer. Cover and cook at 350°F for 45 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook until all vegetables are tender, about 60–70 minutes.
Let casserole stand 10 minutes before serving.
Healthy vegetable dishes like this casserole are an excellent choice if you are looking for delicious ways of how to eat healthy during the holidays.
What are some of your favorite winter recipes and “how-to” tips for eating healthy during the holidays?