15 delicious root vegetable recipes that'll keep you "grounded" all winter
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From turnips and parsnips to yams and yuca, root vegetables are often underrated when it comes to creating dishes in the kitchen. Full of fiber, antioxidants, and lots of vitamins, root vegetables are ideal veggies to reach for, especially during winter flu/cold season.  

So “root” for your health all winter long with these yummy plant-based root vegetable recipes — including our Sweet Potato Chili from the Wholesome Culture Cookbook.

15 plant-based root vegetable recipes that’ll keep you warm all winter

1. Sweet Potato Chili from the Wholesome Culture Cookbook

Root vegetable chili

Makes 4 servings

Prep time: 5-7 minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large red sweet potato
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 3.5 cups of tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups of black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup meatless ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño (optional)

Directions:

  1. Chop sweet potato into cubes. Add 2-3 tablespoons of oil to a large pot on medium heat. Add in sweet potato and stir occasionally.
  2. While the sweet potato cooks, finely dice the celery. Then, chop the bell pepper and onion into small pieces. Add these to the pot and cook for around 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, blend the diced tomatoes in a blender for around 5-10 seconds then add them to the pot. At this time, also add in the black beans and the vegan ground beef. Stir well.
  4. Add in chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder and salt. Stir and continue to cook for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add in chopped parsley and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes or until sweet potato is cooked thoroughly.
  6. Serve with sliced jalapeños, if desired.

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Calling all vegans: here's a super delicious and healthy meal packed with nutrition and flavor! This one is so easy and quick to make at home or prep for the week's lunches! Did you know sweet potatoes contain tons of vitamins and minerals and are low in calories? This sweet potato hash is the perfect vegan side dish to add to weeknight dinners or bring to share with your vegan and vegetarian friends at your next gathering! You can find the full recipe along with more tips and tricks for taking your favorite dishes and making them healthier by clicking the link in my bio! . . . #veganrecipes #sweetpotatorecipes #vegandishes #ASweetPeaChef #sweetpotatohash #veganhash #vegetarianhash #sweetpotatoes #makeithealthy

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