Beets are filled with good things. High in fiber, vitamins A and C, and surprisingly, more iron than most other vegetables, including spinach! They also contain calcium, potassium, phosphorous, and folic acid. The pigments that give beets their signature coloring are strong antioxidants. Beets are quite tasty prepared in a variety of ways. If you are a true beet lover, try steaming them and serving with a bit of butter, or slicing up steamed beets with chopped apples, toasted walnuts, and greens.
If you don’t love beets, but want them in your diet, go for the chocolate! Cake, that is. Add freshly cooked pureed beets to your favorite chocolate cake batter. It will make the cake moister and make you feel a bit healthier when you are eating your dessert.