|Oven Rosting Vegetables|
Wondering about what side dishes to serve alongside your roasted turkey? How about roasted vegetables? Vegetable bakes, gratins, Salads? When done right, vegetables are a pleasure to eat, when cooked light, they make the best accompaniment to celebration food as they provide a guiltless option for you and your guests to really enjoy the holidays, especially when watching the scales!!
Here are some Classic Holidays vegetable sides that are low on Fat & GI
Roast Parsnips, Carrots and Potatoes
Per serving (145 calories | 1.7g fat)
Extra Virgin low-calorie olive oil spray
Peel the vegetables and chop on an angle into equal-sized pieces. Boil the parsnips and carrots in the chicken broth. In a separate pan boil potatoes along with the stock cube. They need to soften up a bit, but not be fully cooked.
When you have taken your turkey out of the oven, turn the oven up 400F.
Drain the vegetables, reserving the liquid for stock, and place on a non-stick baking tray Spray very lightly with olive oil and, roast near the top of the oven for 25 minutes until golden brown. Serve them hot straight from the oven.
Healthy Cooking Tip Place the vegetables flat-side facing upwards so that the curved part is on the baking tray. This will prevent the vegetables sticking to the tray and therefore you do not need to go heavy on the oil.
600g Brussels sprouts
1organic reduced sodium vegetable stock cube
115g peeled and cooked chestnuts, chopped (you can used canned chestnuts
100g cubed ham (optional)
Freshly grated nutmeg
Freshly ground black pepper
Remove the loose outer leaves from the sprouts and make a small nick in the stalks. Cook in a pan of boiling water with the stock cube until just tender. Do not overcook!
Drain well and return the sprouts to the pan. Add the chestnuts and toss to mix.
Season the vegetables with freshly grated nutmeg and pepper, then pile into a warm serving dish and serve hot.
Bacon & Sausage Rolls
Serving (2bacon rolls) 78 calories | 2.1g fat
Bacon Rolls are just a delight to have! The crispiness of the bacon VS the smoother filling makes these a great side any time. For a variation, try wrapping stir fried Asparagus with bacon rashers and cooking over a hot skillet to crisp the bacon…. I am telling you it is good. Turkey bacon is of course the low fat version of bacon lol
6 Mini Sausages (95%fat-free)
|As a variation to this recipe try wrapping Sauted Asparagus with bacon rashers|
What do you normally serve next to your Turkey? Do you have a favourite side dish that you would always go for? Share your Turkey experience with us :)) you know I love nothing more than hearing from you, so do leave me a comment before you go.
Have a Delicious one!