Turnips are one of those foods few of us buy, but they’re very easy to work with and can be used like most other root vegetables – steamed and mashed, roasted, or sauteed.
Turnips are a root vegetable that taste like a cross between a carrot and a potato. They’re not as starchy as potatoes but are a bit sweeter.
If you find yourself craving sweet foods, sometimes that can be a sign that you’re not eating enough naturally sweet foods. Upgrading your diet by adding in root vegetables and winter squash (delicata, kabocha, butternut, acorn, pumpkin, etc.) can help satisfy the body’s cravings.
Not only that, eating more root vegetables can help us feel more grounded. As their name implies, turnips grow underground as a root. If you’re feeling scattered and kind of flighty, add in more grounding foods to your diet and see if you notice a difference.
Want to learn more about the health benefits of turnips? Check out this article.
I wanted to come up with a quick, easy and delicious way to prepare turnips and figured their natural sweetness would pair well with a little bit of honey and some warming fall spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg.
- 3 cups turnips (about 2 large), peeled and diced
- 1/3 cup vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or grass-fed butter)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- pinch nutmeg
- pinch sea salt
- Place the turnips into a skillet with the broth over medium heat, and simmer until the broth has evaporated and the turnips are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
- Stir in the coconut oil or butter and honey, and let them melt. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt.
- Gently cook and stir the turnips until the oil/butter and honey cook into a brown, sticky coating on the turnips, about 5-7 minutes.
- Finish it off with a teaspoon or two of lemon juice, stirring to coat. Serve hot.