Beets, what’s not to love? Really! They may just be one of the easiest things to grow. Then there is the fact that they are amazingly healthy (the fountain of youth, I am sure, is a fountain of beet juice). Don’t believe me? Did you know that beets increase your body’s nitric oxide production? That my friends is something everyone wants! So you want more beets in your life right? That’s what I thought. But how do you eat them, you say? Try the absolute best beet recipes! These 5 amazing beet recipes, I promise, won’t disappoint.
If you have beets coming out of the garden (or even out of the grocery store) by the armloads this is a recipe you absolutely must try. It is simple but delicious. Plus this is very versatile and there are many other veggies that add in very nicely, kale, cucumber, and carrots are all make wonderful additions.
Want a delicious, healthy and simple beet recipe? I had you at simple right? (as busy parents, simple is wonderful). Peel, shred, toss and go, that’s my idea of a great salad. One day in the very far off future I may be a foodie, spending hours in the kitchen doting over my homemade goodies. Most likely though that day will never come for me, so simple and healthy and in this case also raw, is winning in the kitchen for this lady!
3. Beet Chips
When the snack monster attacks and you have a craving for something salty and crunchy, this is the thing you want. We have all been there when we aren’t hungry but we feel like snacking. We could reach for a bag of chips, or…. better yet, beet chips. Fresh healthy homemade beet chips can beat the pants off a store-bought bag of potato chips any day. Simple, but oh so tasty!
If you have a picky eater in your home (I know I do) this one has always been a real crowd pleaser, even to my pickiest of eaters. It is easy to make keeps in the fridge for a while. It makes a good side or even a fun snack a little sweet a little sour. This beet recipe also has the simplest of ingredients so it’s neither complicated or loaded with junk (like sugar). I don’t know if it’s just me but, when I can turn a healthy root vegetable into a snack item my kids request I kinda feel like I have superpowers.
Love, loooooove this recipe! It is fermented (an awesome way to get probiotics), easy to make and only requires beets and salt! This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy beets, (in fact when I was pregnant I craved these). With this awesome recipe can’t beat the health benefits of the beet itself, but then there is also the probiotics. Plus anytime I can have fresh healthy prepared veggies I don’t have to make that night for dinner that’s a win. I ferment a big batch of these and add them as a side for many meals to come! That is a big win for a busy but health-conscious mom.
It took a while for my fondness of beet s to grow to what it is today. After discovering how easy they are to grow and how healthy they are I became a beet lover and never looked back. Beets can seem a little intense at first, and without a good recipe, it can be easy to just want to avoid them. Discovering new and healthy ways to use beets, makes them easier to grow, eat and love. There are many healthy ways to enjoy beets. These 5 recipes are all easy, delicious and will make you into a beet lover too♡♡♡
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Beth is a mother of 6 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.