When it comes to health benefits, a serving of beets is hard to beat.
This vibrant root veggie has quite the impressive nutrition profile: It’s high in fiber, rich in folate and vitamin C, and it contains a notable dose of nitrates – which is good news for your heart! But that’s not the only reason to add a bundle to your shopping cart. Due to their natural sweetness, beets make a delicious addition to salads, pizzas, sandwiches, and even burgers. Dare we suggest incorporating them in dessert? It is the holiday season, after all!
Rebecca Brinkley, of East Brainerd, enjoys cooking for her family and friends. “Several years ago, my family was dining at St. John’s, and my father had a beet salad that he really enjoyed,” she says. “I set out to find something similar that I could make at home – I love this recipe because the method of roasting makes the beets easy to peel!”