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Sunday, December 1, 2013 by Shelley Miles
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DECEMBER 23 - Roots day

Fresh root vegetables are plentiful and inexpensive in winter. This easy, delicious recipe can be enjoyed by all ages. For toddlers, cut the cooked vegetables into very small pieces. For infants, simply mash the cooked pieces. And the leftover raw veggies can be used as a tasty addition to your vegetable soup. Peel and cut a variety of root vegetables into 2-inch pieces. Try potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, onions, sweet potatoes, beets and yams. Explain to your child that root vegetables grow under the ground, tell him, or her, the different names, and point out all the colors. Add 1 tablespoon of olive or canola oil to the cut up vegetables and toss in a baking dish Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Season to taste.

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