Beets! Beets! Beets!
Beets are a super food, but many people have never eaten fresh beets and are not sure how to best prepare them, so I decided to write a post on it. Many people have tried canned or pickled beets, but they just don't compare to freshly prepared beets!
There are two types of beets available out there that I use. Golden beets and red beets. I think both are delicious, and both have different nutrients, so I usually get both and mix them together. Golden beets are much sweeter and less earthy tasting than red beets, similar to a cross between a carrot and potato. Red beets are earthy and rich tasting. If you are local to this area, Shop Rite has both types of (organic!) beets. This recipe is super easy and delicious!
3 Tbl grass fed butter
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cut off the beet greens and "tail" of the root of each beet. You may wish to peel your beets as well. I typically leave the skin on my vegetables because they are usually nutrient dense. If you leave the skin on, scrub each beet under warm water.
2. Cut each beet in half lengthwise, then cut each half long ways to cut half moon shaped pieces about 1/4 inch thick.
3. Spread beets out in a glass pan. Cut the butter into slices and lay on top of beets. Sprinkle with salt, garlic, and Italian seasoning (I usually just give a few shakes until the beets are all topped with seasoning).
4. Bake until beets soften, usually about 25 minutes or until you can pierce easily with a fork.