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Charlotte’s Turkey Sausage & Roasted Veg Traybake

Charlotte Radcliffe RNutr


Serves: 4

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 45 mins


3 carrots (wash, remove ends and cut into batons)

1 red onion (peel and cut into quarters)

½ mixed squash or butternut squash (wash, peel, de-seed and cut into chunks)

2 parsnips (wash, remove ends and cut into batons)

300g raw beetroot (peel and chop into quarters)

2 peppers (any colour; wash, de-seed and cut into chunks)

250g Brussel sprouts (fresh or frozen; wash if using fresh)

3 cloves garlic (peel and finely chop)

8 turkey sausages, or plant-based alternative

2 tbsp olive oil

Salt and black pepper to season

Optional: tenderstem broccoli to serve as an accompaniment

Veg Portions / Serving: 3



Pre-heat oven to 200°C/ 180°C fan/ Gas 6

Once ingredients are prepared (as shown in ingredients section), place everything, excluding the sausages, into a large bowl.

Mix well and lay on a baking tray.

Cook for 25 minutes, stirring a couple of times during cooking.

Add your turkey sausages, or plant-based alternative, to the tray and cook for the recommended time on the back of pack.

Remove from oven and serve with steamed tenderstem broccoli.

Top Tips

  • Keep the skins on your carrots and parsnips (the peel is a great source of fibre and reduces your food waste)
  • Cook more than you need – roasted veg are so versatile and can be added to lunches in the week!
Engaging Kids

Engaging Kids

Kids who engage regularly with veg through veg-themed activities, such as arts and crafts, sensory experiences, growing and cooking are shown to be more likely to eat the veg they engage with. Encouraging kids to engage and play with veg is the handy first step to them developing a good relationship with veg and life-long healthy eating.

Kids in the kitchen

Kids in the kitchen

Prep the veg, then let the kids take charge mixing everything together and laying it on the tray.



While getting kids to interact with veggies for real and using their senses to explore them is best, encouraging hands off activities like arts & crafts, puzzles & games or at-home science experiments can be a great start, particularly for those who are fussier eaters or struggle with anything too sensory. Use these veg-themed activities as a stepping stone to interacting with the veg themselves. We have loads of crafty downloads here, puzzles here, and quirky science with veg here.



Once you feel your child is ready to engage a little more, you can show them how to explore the veg you have on hand with their senses, coming up with playful silly descriptions of how a veg smells, feels, looks, sounds and perhaps even tastes. Find ideas, videos and some simple sensory education session ideas to get you started here.



The moments before food is offered can be a perfect opportunity for engagement that can help make it more likely a child will eat it! Giving children a sense of ownership in the meal can make a big difference to their feelings going into it and the pride they take in it. You know your child best, but if you aren’t sure where to start, we have some fun and simple ideas for easy roles you can give them in the serving process over here.

Charlotte Radcliffe RNutr

Charlotte Radcliffe is a registered nutritionist (RNutr) and director of The Nutrition Consultant Ltd. 

Having worked in the food industry for over 20 years, Charlotte has a unique combination of skills. She incorporates solid, evidence-based nutrition, communications and commercial expertise together with an in-depth understanding of food and ingredients. She has a strong food safety and technical background, and since qualifying as a nutritionist in 2007, she has performed many nutrition roles in the food industry (including working as Company Nutritionist for one of the world’s most recognised food brands).

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