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Makes 4 servings (½ cup servings each)
Each serving equals one 5 A Day serving


• 2 medium parsnips or rutabagas, peeled and cut in ¾" x ¼" strips
• 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut in ¾” x ¼" strips
• 1 tsp olive oil
• 1/8 tsp salt
• 1/8 tsp black pepper


Place in steamer basket over boiling water and steam for 15 minutes, lifting cover periodically during steaming to release steam and acids that can contribute to bitterness. Check for desired tenderness at 15 minutes; cook longer if softer texture is desired.

Remove from steamer basket, empty water from pan, return parsnips and carrots to pan and season lightly with olive oil, salt and fresh ground pepper.

Shake or stir gently to coat with seasonings.

Serve immediately or leave partially covered to conserve heat until ready to serve.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 89, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Percent Calories From Fat 14%, Cholesterol 0mg, Carbohydrates 19g, Fiber 4g, Sodium 77mg.


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