Want a little push to get you through your next workout? Beets, which have lots of nitrates, can help to keep you moving. According to one study, nitrates improved oxygen use and helped study subjects exercise for up to 16 percent longer.
Jewel tones of purple, orange and green blend together to create this sensational and casually elegant salad.
Select small beets with their greens still attached; they have the most flavour.
Many people don’t realize that you can eat beets raw. The first ones of summer are perfect in this coleslaw. Serve it on its own, topped with hard-boiled eggs, or alongside barbecued steak.
Nutty and with a citrus zest, almonds add good (monounsaturated fat) to this salad. For more crunch, toast the almonds by simply sautéing them in an ungreased frying pan over medium heat.
A beet and red cabbage coleslaw brings a lively flourish of colour and texture to these hearty rolls, as well as providing a nourishing vegetable accompaniment to the lean roast beef filling. Choose whole wheat rolls for extra fibre.
Fresh smoked salmon is one of my favourite foods, but it’s high in sodium, so if you are watching your intake, this salad is good without it, too. The goat cheese adds a wonderful flavour, but low-fat ricotta or feta can also be used.
Roasted beets are combined with spicy arugula, crisp fennel and sweet orange segments, sprinkled with walnuts and tossed with a maple infused dressing.
A medley of root vegetables combined with a light vinaigrette is the perfect winter dish for flavour and comfort.
Combined with the savoury flavours of arugula, beets and crumbly blue cheese, fresh plums offer a juicy sweetness to each bite.
Yes, this dinner is pink! And I’m sure you’ll agree that the flavours of beets, horseradish and tarragon are a natural marriage but the leek and Swiss chard take this dish to a whole other level.
Oven-baked vegetable chips are not only healthier than those that are fried, their flavour is fresher and more concentrated, too. Here, thin slices of beet and potato are baked in a hot oven to make dippers for an Asian-inspired spicy peanut dip.