Maple & Ginger Roasted Fall Vegetables

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $1.56
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6Carrots, large dice
2Sweet Potatoes, large dice
1Small Squash, large dice
4Parsnip, large dice
2Medium Red Onions, thick slices
1 headGarlic
3 sprigsRosemary
2 tbspOlive Oil
1/4 cupMaple Syrup
1Mandarin (or 2 Clementines)
1 inch pieceGinger, grated
1/2 cupGreen Onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tspGround Cinnamon
To tasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. ​Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place all your vegetables onto baking tray, making sure that the vegetables don’t overlap too much. You may need one or two trays, depending on how large the trays are.
  3. Drizzle the vegetables with 2 tbsp of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper, toss gently and place into the oven to bake for about 35 minutes or until softened and lightly brown.
  4. In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, grated ginger, the juice and zest of 1 mandarin, rosemary, green onion and cinnamon. Mix well. Pour it evenly over all your vegetables.
  5. Place the trays back into the oven to roast off for a final10 minutes.


  • ​Roasting vegetables is a great way to maximize their flavour without needing lots of fat, salt or sugar. Try to make 1/2 your plate vegetables at your next holiday meal. This will help control calories and provide a boost of fibre, vitamins, minerals and plant nutrients needed for good health.
  • Parsnips are a member of the carrot family. They were used to sweeten cakes before sugar was widely available in Europe. There are 3 grams of fibre in 1/2 cup of cooked parsnips. Parsnips are also a good source of vitamin C, manganese and folate. Choosing foods rich in folate may help lower the risk of some cancers.
  • Maple syrup has over 50 different types of antioxidants, including the types found in foods such as tea, berries and flax seeds. Antioxidants protect our healthy cells from free radical damage, which can delay or prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
  • >Some nutritious foods such as vegetables, fruit and milk naturally contain sugar but also have many other vitamins and minerals needed for good health. Added sugar is sugar that is added to food and drinks that naturally contain less sugar, and includes things like corn syrup, brown sugar, molasses, honey and maple syrup. Even though maple syrup is a natural sweetener with some nutrients, it still counts as an added sugar. Many of us get too much added sugar in our diets. The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends getting less than 10% of your daily energy from added sugar. For the average person, this is about 12 teaspoons of added sugar.