Savory Roasted Root Vegetables (for best carb cycling)

Avoid fat loss plateaus by ‘carb cycling’.

What better way than with savory roasted root vegetables! These are oven baked veggies, roasted veggies, or oven roasted veggies. However you want to call them.

Carb cycling also helps avoid fatigue often associated with a diet too low in carbohydrates. 

The practice of carb cycling can also be really helpful to maintain proper hormone balance, a strong metabolism and workout performance by supporting the thyroid.

What is carb cycling?

Carb cycling is a nutritional strategy that involves planned increases and decreases in carbohydrate intake. Great for those following a low carb diet.

3 Things you should know about carb cycling for best health outcomes

1) Include your ‘higher carbs’ for dinner. Doing so can help with restorative sleep because of the positive effect upon lowering stress hormone and producing serotonin and melatonin.

2) Choose ‘slow releasing’ carbs. Starchy carbohydrates or complex carbohydrates allow for a slower release of carbs (or sugar) into the blood stream and avoid the higher sugar surges that negatively impact health.

3) Combine starchy carbohydrates with non-starchy, fibrous ones.  This helps avoid the deleterious affects of too many carbs, all at one sitting. Always combine with some high quality protein and healthy fats. Try it with olive oil and Mediterranean herbs, to enhance nutritional values and balance blood sugar.

What are the best carb selections?

Best ‘higher’ carb choices, in my opinion are sweet potatoes, yams, pumpkin, beets, or squash. These are all nutrient rich and have a lot of good fiber to allow for a great morning bowel movement. 

Feel lighter before your morning workout!

Try my Savory Roasted Root Vegetable Dish (with delicious herbs)

Love to hear how you like it. Please be sure to comment below and let me know!

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Savory Roasted Root Vegetables
Make this dish as part of your evening meal. Great those who are following a carb cycling strategy. It can be served with baked chicken, fish, or prawns and a wild greens salad. You can vary the vegetables according to what you have on hand.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  2. Place the cut vegetables, salt, herbs and spices, and coconut oil into a 9 X 13 inch baking dish and toss well using hands.
  3. Transfer to the oven and roast for 45 minutes.
  4. Let cool slightly and pour a swig of extra virgin olive oil on top.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Recipe Notes

You can add freshly squeezed lime or lemon and toss in some Parmesan cheese for more of a savory flavor. Enjoy with your choice of protein.

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