Gut-Friendly Vegetables

Baked Gut-Friendly Vegetables

Baked Gut-Friendly Vegetables

By: Lee Holmes

A selection of plant-based favourites that are good for the gut, and make the perfect side for a Sunday roast!



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  • 200g Jerusalem artichokes
  • 200g parsnips, peeled & quartered lengthways
  • 300g heirloom or baby carrots, trimmed
  • 2 leeks, white part only, washed well
  • 2 red onions, cut in half, or into thick wedges
  • ½ lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves whole
  • 12 asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 swede peeled & chopped in half then sliced
  • 60mL extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs
  • Red chilli flakes, for sprinkling (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Line a large roasting pan with baking paper.
  • Cut vegetables in half lengthways and rub the surface with lemon to stop them from browning.
  • Place all ingredients, apart from asparagus and swede, on a tray, sprinkle with herbs and olive oil and rub to coat well.
  • Bake for 35 mins until brown, then add asparagus and swede and cook for a further 10 mins.
  • Serve with aioli or make a tahini dressing with lemon and garlic and water.


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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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