Ok, so apparently I’m not a beet expert. I had high hopes of making Red Velvet Brownies using the beets that were in my CSA box this week. Those ruby red beets were going to give my brownies the red color they famously have. So to prepare the beets, I needed to roast them first. I wrapped those beets in foil and roasted them for 50 minutes in a 400 F oven. I took them out and let them cool so I could peel them. I was all prepared with running water so my hands wouldn’t get stained. I picked up the first beet, placed it under the water and began to peel off the skin. What?? They aren’t red! Oh…they must be golden beets….and apparently I can’t tell the difference at first glance. So those beets were going to be useless in my brownies without the bright red color so I decided to make another tasty dish….Marinated Golden Beets.
Now, I know some of you are saying that you wouldn’t go near a beet because they are high in sugar/carbs. But I’m here to to tell you why you should add a few beets to your diet every now and then.
Why Beets are Good Carbs:
- A good source of betaine and folate, which is good for the blood vessels
- High in potassium and a good source of magnesium, manganese, fiber, iron, and Vitamin B6
- The leaves are high in calcium, iron, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C
- Helps detoxify the liver, improves bowel function, and improves cholesterol levels.
- 3 large golden beets, roasted and peeled
- 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Cut the beets into bite sized pieces and place into a bowl.
- Add the coconut aminos and apple cider vinegar.
- Stir to combine and let marinate for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasioanally
- Add the olive oil and toss the beets.
- Serve as a snack or on a salad.
Net Carb Count*: Marinated Golden Beets: 17.62 net carbs (for the entire recipe--yields 2-3 servings).
*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts and gluten information.
Disclaimer: For informational purposes only and is in no way intended on medical advice. Always consult a doctor or medical professional before altering your diet.
Sources: Encyclopedia of Healing Foods and The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth
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