Turnips are a great food to add to your vegan and vegetarian healthy recipes. Turnips soak up alot of flavour and are so versatile to use.
Turnips are low in calories, rich in vitamins and minerals, and rich in fiber, making you feel fuller quicker, helping you lose weight more easily.
Red or yellow lentils
Soak the lentils in water for 1 hour
Dice up the turnips into cubes of roughly equal sizes
Cook the Red onion and garlic in the olive oil, add in the cumin seeds.
Add in the lentils and cook for another 5 minutes on a low heat
Add in the turnips and the tumeric and cook until ready
Health Benefits of eating turnips
This root vegetable is rich in vitamins (vitamin A, B and C) and minerals (calcium, magnesium and potassium). Turnips are good for your bones (rich in calcium), your heart (rich in potassium and fiber, which helps remove excess cholesterol) and against serious diseases such as cancer (vitamin C boosts the production of white blood cells and anitbodies, important to reduce the risk of cancer).
Turnips help regulate your metabolism and boost your immune system. Turnips are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K, which help reduce inflammation and control cholesterol levels.
Enjoy these great root vegetables and try something different!
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