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Roasted Beets with Berries and Goat Cheese

A drizzle of balsamic glaze over oven-roasted beets with a touch of ripe blackberries, crushed pecans and soft goat cheese crumbles – this Roasted Beets with Berries and Goat Cheese recipe brings a beautiful twist to classic roasted beets. It’s a plant-forward recipe that’s as bright as it is flavorful.


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Welcome to Sweet New Roots.

I'm so glad you're here!

I’m Cortney, a professional writer and editor, home cook and curious consumer. I’m passionate about using healthy, whole foods to create recipes that enable my family and I to feel our best.

The purpose of Sweet New Roots is to encourage you on your journey to better health. I don’t adhere to specific dietary guidelines. Rather, you’ll find recipes and resources that promote progress, not perfection. Sweet New Roots is a judgement-free zone. Come as you are and let’s learn and grow together. 

In addition to recipes and resources, you’ll find informative articles on how to nourish and heal our bodies through the power of plants.

I hope Sweet New Roots inspires you to get creative in your own kitchen and to consider from where and what you eat – and why it matters.

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How to Fight Inflammation with Food

When it comes to inflammation, our diet can work for us or against us. Research shows we have the power to control it by fueling our bodies with foods that fight inflammation – complete diet overhaul not required. Here are four easy-to-follow tips to get you started. The best news? You can begin today.

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Plant-Forward Recipes

Citrus Mimosas for a Crowd

Meet your newest brunch bestie: a Citrus Mimosa recipe featuring fresh Cara Cara and Blood oranges paired with your favorite sparkling wine, champagne or prosecco. Whether you’re making it for a few close friends or looking to impress a crowd, freshly juiced oranges are definitely the way to go.

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Purple Goddess Power Bowls

Beets, blackberries, cherries, cabbage … the ingredients in the Purple Goddess make this recipe a nutritional powerhouse. What we eat directly impacts our energy and our health, so dive into something good with this vibrant salad.

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Simple Salads

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Sunflower Crunch Salad

This recipe has all the elements we love in a summer salad: light, fresh, easy to make and bursting with flavor. Thanks to the cruciferous veggies that hold up well when stored, this healthy salad is the perfect make-ahead/meal-prep recipe. Prepare it once and enjoy it all week!

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Blueberry Almond Salad

Spring lettuce mixed with fresh herbs, topped with ripe blueberries, sliced almonds and goat cheese crumbles – this Blueberry Almond Salad brings big flavor with very little effort. It’s a healthy salad recipe that’s as beautiful as it is delicious.

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