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
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:
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.
Make a Spread!
Toss Them in a Salad!
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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