Cooked radishes taste similar to potatoes, but are much more nutritious, high in fiber and not at all starchy. They contain vitamin C, folate, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, and even a bit of protein. Just to name a few.
According to www.FoodFact.Mercola.com, radishes contain an important isothiocyanate antioxidant compound called sulforaphane, a proven cancer fighter. They remove bilirubin from the liver, preventing jaundice, and perform other healthful tasks like purifying kidney and urinary systems, regulating blood pressure, relieving congestion, and preventing respiratory problems such as asthma or bronchitis.
Now let’s incorporate these delightful nuggets into our kids’ meals.
Like I mentioned above, cooked radishes taste similar to potatoes. The can replace potatoes in soups, stews, and even side dishes. I bet your children wouldn’t even notice!
Here’s a delicious, and super easy, recipe for roasted radishes. All you need is 1-2 bunches of radishes, your favorite spices (I use garlic, parsley, season salt, and black pepper), olive oil and a cast iron skillet. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet then a simple cookie sheet would work, too.
Preheat the oven to 425F.
Rinse the radishes, trim the ends, and then cut them into quarters. Toss them in the skillet and very lightly coat with olive oil. Sprinkle with your favorite spices and put the skillet in the oven for about 25 minutes.
I made these the other night and my oldest son absolutely loved them!
Give them a shot and let us know what you think.