Healthy Dinner Recipes, Easy Healthy Recipes, Simple Healthy Recipes Mike Ockrim

Chicago Health Coach Mike Ockrim is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialst (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) that will engage you in functional movement training programs, nutrition and cooking education, and sleep improvement plans to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

Easy Healthy Recipes - Rutabaga


When the chill of winter sets in, it becomes challenging to find fresh vegetables to enjoy. Root vegetables like rutabaga, sun chokes, parsnips, and beets are kept in the ground until the first frost. This makes them fresh and abundant when most veggies are a distant farmers market memory. The recipe below is quick and simple. Serve with lean protein and some organic fruit. Enjoy!


1 Medium organic rutabaga

1 Tablespoon organic grass-fed butter

1 Tablespoon organic unfiltered olive oil

1 Clove organic garlic passed through press

Sea salt and pepper to taste


1. Remove the ends and tough outer skin from the rutabaga. Grate the rutabaga.  

2. Steam the grated rutabaga in a fine mesh strainer over a medium pot with  1-2" boiling water for 5 minutes.

3. Remove water from pot. Add olive oil, butter, and garlic to pot. Sauté 1 minute. Add rutabaga and sauté another 1 minute. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!