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Fall Garden Medley

 Fall Garden Medley
I like to make this recipe in the fall and winter for special occasions because it's very colorful, tasty and healthy. It's a hearty side dish that complements many different meat dishes.—Krystine Kercher, Lincoln, Nebraska
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours

Ingredients

  • 4 large carrots, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 fresh beets, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces.
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Fresh parsley or dried parsley flakes, optional

Directions

  • Place the carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, onion and water in a
  • greased 3-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme.
  • Drizzle with olive oil. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until
  • tender.
  • Stir vegetables and sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 83 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 633 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.