Elaine’s Recipe of the Month: Roasted Winter Vegetables


Elaine’s Recipe of the MonthElaine’s recipe this month is bursting with fl avour and immune-boosting antioxidants (it is an excellent source of beta-carotene and also a good source of vitamin C and fibre). Also, the following provides just 138 calories so it is also extremely low in calories and will help to keep you full for longer.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 6 garlic cloves (no need to remove outer skin)
  • 3 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 9 small button mushrooms
  • 9 Brussels sprouts
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or a few sprays of lo-cal spray
  • Half a pint of vegetable stock
  • Pinch of thyme (fresh or dried)
  • Pinch of pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6. Place the vegetables and thyme in a roasting tin and lightly cover with your olive oil or lo-cal spray. Roast for 45 minutes, turning the vegetables occasionally until tender.

Serving suggestions: serve on their own as a snack or warming lunch, or as an accompaniment to a meat, fish or chicken dish.

Other ingredients: Although the above is a particularly delicious combination of vegetables, you could also use red onion, swede, turnip, parsnips, butternut squash or celeriac in this recipe.

Categories : Healthy Eating, Recipes

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About Elaine

Elaine graduated from Trinity College with a B.Sc., (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She gained wide experience working as clinical nutritionist in several hospitals prior to establishing her first private dietetic clinic in 1992.

Private Practice Experience
Elaine has gained vast experience specialising in providing private individual dietetic consultations for her clients in her clinics for the past 17 years. In recent years, her main areas of interest are weight management, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and nutrition and gastro-enterology.

Elaine is an active member of the INDI and was chairperson of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic weight management interest group from 2005 to 2007.

Dietetic and Nutrition Consultancy
Elaine has provided dietetic consultancy to a wide range of industries including private hospitals, hotels and catering companies. She has designed, piloted, implemented and coordinated workplace wellbeing programmes for several prominent companies and large international corporations.