Don’t Forget Your Roots Medley

Lately, I have found myself craving apples, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, squash and kale.  I have been doing some research about seasonal cravings and found a good explanation for this.
According to Joshua Rosenthal, founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the body often craves foods that balance out the elements of the season.  In the spring, people crave detoxifying foods like leafy greens or citrus foods.  In the summer people crave cooling foods like fruit, raw foods and ice cream.  In the fall people crave grounding foods like squash, onions and nuts.  In winter, people crave heat-producing meals like meat, oil and fat.
If you have cravings like these, listen to your body and trust it knows best what you need!
This recipe is super simple, as all you need to do is chop, mix and check it.  You can easily throw it in the oven while you make the rest of your dinner.  It also makes for a good lunch.
Don’t Forget Your Roots Medley

1 butternut squash

4 medium sized beets

3 sweet potatoes

4 cloves of chopped garlic

1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil

2 or 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary

salt and pepper to taste

Dice all the vegetables to equal width.  Once diced, mix in bowl with olive oil, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper.  Place in casserole dish and bake at 450 degrees for 50 minutes.
(Feel free to add carrots, brussels or any other kind of squash)

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