Friday, December 10, 2010
Organic Baked Beets with Sauteed Greens
I am always trying to find more ways to eat beets because of their high nutritional content and health benefits. Not only are they loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, and plenty of minerals but they are great for improving circulation, treating constipation, building healthy blood, and removing toxins from the body. Don't forget to eat the beet greens because they are full nutrients as well. These beautiful purple roots are known to treat and prevent conditions such as anemia, high blood pressure, cancer, constipation, ulcers, and much more. That is reason enough for me to want to eat them!
Follow this recipe for another delicious and nutritious meal
- 1 bunch organic beets with greens
- 1 bunch organic kale or collard greens
- unrefined extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves organic garlic
- 1/2 organic onion
- kosher or sea salt
- ground black pepper
Pre-heat oven to 350
Wash beets and greens thoroughly
Remove stems and save the leafy greens
Chop beets into 2 inch pieces (I leave the skins on)
Place in baking dish with olive oil, salt, and pepper and bake for 45 minutes or until soft.
Chop onion and garlic
Chop beets greens and kale or collard greens
When the beets are done
Add 2 Tbs. olive oil to in a pan with onion and garlic
Cook for a couple of minutes and add the greens
Cook and stir until the greens are wilted.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Add the beets to the greens and serve with cooked quinoa.
I love the holiday colors in this tasty dish!