Seasonal Eating: 4 Reasons to Eat Your Beets
Beets in Houston Texas

Seasonal Eating: Reasons & Ways to Enjoy Beets

Wondering what all the buzz is about surrounding beets? In this post I share health benefits and recipes so you can join in on this amazing vegetable while it’s still in season.

This weekend while walking through the Eastside Farmers Market I couldn’t help by notice the vibrant color of the beets! Beets are well known for their high nutrient content and health benefits. They are currently in season here in Texas, so if you’re in the Houston area this weekend, be sure to stop by the Eastside Urban Harvest Market at 3000 Richmond Ave (open 8am to 12pm) to stock up! (And yes, that beautiful image above was taken by me at the market. The colors are SO PRETTY right!?! 😉 )

4 Reasons to LOVE Beets

  • #1 Beets are high in potassium, iron, Vitamins A & C and folic acid.
  • #2 Beets can an naturally help decrease overall inflammation in the body.
  • #3 Beets provide heart health benefits and can lower your blood pressure.
  • #4 Beets support your body’s natural detoxification processes.
  • More than just a bulb…

    When we think of beets, most of us only consider eating the bulb portion of the vegetable- but don’t toss the greens in the trash! The greens of beets provide plenty of health benefits too! Beet greens are high in Protein, Phosphorous, Zinc, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese.

    These nutrients help in the prevention of things like:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Boost your immune System


  • Now there is only one more issue to solve. How on earth do you make them taste good?! Below are 5 awesome ways to enjoy this nutritious vegetable.

    Juice Them!

    Beet Carrot Juice from the Food Network Kitchen

    Beet Carrot Juice from the Food Network Kitchen

    Roast Them!

    Roasted Beet Salad with Pea Shoots & Chèvre by Adventures in Cooking

    Roasted Beet Salad with Pea Shoots & Chèvre by Adventures in Cooking

    Make a Spread!

    Beet & Goat Cheese Hummus by A Beautiful Mess

    Beet & Goat Cheese Hummus by A Beautiful Mess

    Toss Them in a Salad!

    Beet, Carrot and Pomegranate Salad by FoodieCrush

    Beet, Carrot and Pomegranate Salad by FoodieCrush

    Sauté Them!

    Sautéed Beet Greens by Simply Recipes

    Sautéed Beet Greens by Simply Recipes

    Showcase Them!

    Green Golden Beet & Greens Pie by NY Times Cooking.

    Green Golden Beet & Greens Pie by NY Times Cooking.

    Beets 101- Everything You Need to Know by Dani Spies

    Want more? This video will tell you the basics of how to pick & prepare beets.

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