Did you know that there are other ways of eating beets aside from your grandmother’s pickled recipe at Sunday dinner? Not only can the root be used for roasting, shaving raw for salads, pickling for Grandma’s Thanksgiving or holiday dinner, and so many other uses, but the greens can also be sauteed (with a little bit of lemon, chili flakes, olive oil, and garlic!) for the simplest, tastiest side.
Beets are incredibly tasty, they’re bright in color, and some even have candy cane patterns (hello, beautiful Chioggia beet!). Best of all, they are packed full of nutrients for a happy mind and body. Here are my top 3 favorite health benefits that you can get from adding beets to your diet: