Fall is coming and there’s no better way to warm up than with a hearty bowl of root vegetables!
Holistic Happening’s goal is to make health & wellness accessible to everyone which means helping see how simple, sweaty and beneficial a yoga routine can be and how easy it is to make nutritious meals with only a few ingredients. Since starting Holistic Happening, Kayla and I have created menus that focus on reducing inflammation, promoting energy and boosting the mood, and providing the best source of nutrition for the body. We focus on eating seasonally so that the food is the most nutritious and flavorful. As part of the ticket price, we provide recipes for the dishes cooked that evening so that our guests can take what they’ve learned and apply it to their everyday life.
We also want to share Holistic Happening with our followers because not everyone is able to come to our monthly Downward Dog & Dine events. So each month we are going to feature one of the recipes that was served so that you can make it at home. Our menu is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, legume free, vegetarian and paleo friendly. We promise there is something for everyone. And the recipes are so easy to customize if you don’t have a particular ingredient or spice at home. So if we made turkey meatballs but you’re craving beef, go ahead and switch out the protein – you won’t hurt our feelings. And if you don’t have dried oregano on hand but you have dried parsley – it’s fine. Don’t be discouraged that you can’t make a recipe because you don’t have the exact ingredients.
Cooking is supposed to be fun so get creative and don’t be afraid to switch up the recipe and make it your own. These are just guidelines to help you get confident in the kitchen and see that eating a clean meal isn’t as hard as it seems. We also keep our menu budget friendly, so you can find all of the ingredients at your local food store – no obscure ingredients listed here. The food we serve is food we cook for ourselves regularly and we want to keep Holistic Happening authentic to who we are and what we believe wellness is.
So September’s Holistic Happening Recipe Feature is Turmeric Roasted Root Vegetables. This recipe uses a combination of sweet potatoes, butternut squash and carrots – feel free to use only 1 or 2 vegetables or to switch the butternut squash for delicata squash or anything else you find in the grocery store. These roasted vegetables make a great side dish for any meal and are a great meal prep recipe to serve with a protein of your choice all week long.
Health benefits of turmeric include:
- improves digestion
- reduces bloating
- improves skin conditions
- strengthens ligaments
- reduces the risk of Alzheimers and cancer
Health benefits of root vegetables include:
- source of fiber which relives constipation and keeps you feeling fuller longer
- aids in weight loss or management because it has fewer calories than grains
- controls appetite by reducing blood sugar levels
- source of vitamin C which protects the skin
We hope you enjoy eating these delicious root vegetables as much as we did. And we’d love to hear any ingredient swaps you make; we’re always open to trying new ingredients or recipes!
And if you’re in NYC, we’d love to see you at the October Holistic Happening event so get your tickets here!
20 minPrep Time
45 minCook Time
1 hr, 5 Total Time
- 1 pound butternut squash, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 pound sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 pound carrots, diced
- 2 Tbsp. avocado oil
- 2 tsp. turmeric
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp. dried rosemary
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
- Lay the root vegetables out on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
- Remove from the oven (option to broil for a few minutes if you want them extra crispy) and serve.
Photo Credit: Tina Lohan