Hey Friends, It’s that time of the year when we are looking for ways to improve our health and diet is usually the first thing we try to improve.
Today I’m sharing a Hard to Beat Those Beets Recipe and sharing why eating beets can help improve your health as well.
Why is it hard to beat those Beets?
First, let’s talk about the health benefit of eating beets.
Did you know that beets have an impressive list of health benefits, including helping to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and improve mental & cognitive function?
Why are Beets to Healthy?
They are low in calories and nutrient rich. Here is an overview of the nutritional value in just 3.5 oz. of cooked beets. Nutritional information source.
- Calories – 44
- Proteins – 1.7 grams
- Fat – 0.2 grams
- Fiber – 2 grams
- Vitamin C – 6% of the RDI
- Folate – 20% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6 – 3% of the RDI
- Magnesium – 6% of the RDI
- Potassium – 9% of the RDI
- Phosphorous – 4% of the RDI
- Manganese – 16% of the RDI
- Iron – 4% of the RDI
For more information about the health benefits of beets, see this article.
The Hard to Beat Those Beets Recipe
Do you like pickled beets? I’m a fan of beets in any form, however this recipe is nothing like pickled beets and it’s a favorite of my husband and I.
Adding Goat Cheese and Nuts does increase the calories but both also have many health benefits. At only 88 calories a serving, I’ll be surprised if you don’t love this recipe.
- 3 large Fresh Beets
- ⅓ cup Goat Cheese, Crumbled
- ¼ cup Pecans, Chopped
- Wash & Slice Beets
- Cover with Water and boil for 30 minutes
- Chop Beets into cubes
- Sprinkle with Goat Cheese and Pecans
- Serve Warm
You can substitute Pistachio Nuts or Walnuts for Pecans if you prefer. They are all delicious.
If you allow the dish to cool, it's still good. However, warm is best.
Serving Size1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 88Unsaturated Fat 0g