Turmeric and Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Veggies and Chickpeas

Healthy Sheet Pan Dinner

Looking for a simple, one sheet pan dinner? This is the recipe for you! And best of all, it’s loaded with veggies, anti-inflammatory spices and plant-based protein! My husband and I are meat eaters, but we definitely like the occasional vegetarian dinner, and this one did not disappoint. What’s great about this recipe is that you can substitute different protein sources [i.e. chicken, other beans, etc.] as well as different veggies. My toddler loves broccoli and sweet potatoes which is why I use these veggies in a lot of my cooking, but you could really substitute anything you’re most fond of.

If you pay any attention to health and nutrition on social media, you’ve likely heard about turmeric. If you haven’t tried it before, this is a great recipe to start out with. Just be careful with the spice because it stains!

Why Turmeric?

Turmeric is a spice used in Indian cooking that has a vibrant yellow color. Turmeric contains a compound called Curcumin which is what gives turmeric its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. As far as flavor goes, turmeric has a toasty and light curry flavor. It’s delicious! You can add turmeric to soups, marinades, curries, etc. Or try it with a slightly sweet preparation in my Turmeric Latte.

Some of turmeric’s healthy highlights!

Anti-Inflammatory.

Curcumin [the active compound in turmeric] is a potent anti-inflammatory compound. Inflammation can run rampant throughout our bodies, so any way in which we can fight inflammation will have a positive impact on your health! Inflammation can show up in the body in a number of ways including sleep issues, brain fog, headaches and body aches and pains, just to name a few!

Potent Antioxidant.

Antioxidants help fight oxidation and inflammation throughout the body which is another very important aspect of your overall health. Antioxidants protect your body from oxidative damage. Oxidative damage may increase from poor self care, unhealthy food choices [i.e. processed foods and fast foods] and smoking or drinking too much alcohol. Turmeric has a high antioxidant capacity, meaning that it helps protect your body from this damage.

 

Full recipe + directions below. Enjoy!

Healthy Sheet Pan Dinner

Turmeric and Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Veggies and Chickpeas [a one sheet pan dinner!]

servings: 4-6

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cleaned + cut into small cubes [you want to cut them small enough so they cook quickly and evenly]
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp Herbs de Provence, or any dried Italian herbs you like

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400° F. To a parchment paper lined sheet pan add sweet potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli. Sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, turmeric and herbs. Drizzle with olive oil and toss until veggies and potatoes are coated evenly with olive oil and spices. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven, add chickpeas and mix everything until chickpeas are coated in spices and oil. Add back to oven for another 10-15 minutes until potatoes are tender. Enjoy!

 

Turmeric and Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Veggies and Chickpeas
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cleaned + cut into small cubes [you want to cut them small enough so they cook quickly and evenly]
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp Herbs de Provence, or any dried Italian herbs you like
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. To a parchment paper lined sheet pan add sweet potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli.
  3. Sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, turmeric and herbs.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and toss until veggies and potatoes are coated evenly with olive oil and spices.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, add chickpeas and mix everything until chickpeas are coated in spices and oil.
  7. Add back to oven for another 10-15 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Have you tried this recipe yet? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

 

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