Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Beet Tahini

Reasons to eat beets....

1.  They are yummy
2.  They are the prettiest colour arent they?!
3.  No seriously though....Beets are super nutritious.  Both Beets and Beet greens are low in calories while being rich in nutrients and fibre :)
Nutrients like......


Beets and beet greens are both good sources of folate.
Folate is said to pay a major role in cancer prevention :)


Potassium is an important mineral for heart function, nerve impulse transmission and muscle contraction research suggests that higher dietary potassium intake may decrease the risk for stroke and help prevent osteoporosis.


Beets and beet greens also provide magnesium, a vital mineral for bone health and deriving energy from the food you eat.


Beta-carotene functions as a potent antioxidant. 

ANNNNNDDD they are yummy and a very pretty colour

Here is a recipe for Beet Tahini
I highly recommend roasting up a couple of beets
whipping this yummy dip up
chop some colourful veggies
set on your kitchen counter in plain sight or dinner table pre dinner hour
and just watch those veggies disappear!!!
kid and meat and potato man have eaten their veggies before dinner has even happened 
Aren't you clever ;) 
......SSSSuper mom 
Yeah you are!!! 

Beet Tahini

2 beets
Juice of 2 lemons
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup tahini

Preheat oven to 400F

1. Wash and trim, but don’t peel, the beets, then wrap each one in tin foil and toss it in the oven for 45-60 minutes, until a knife can easily pierce each beet.  Once the beets have cooled enough to handle, rub them with your thumbs and the skins should come off easily.

2.  Roughly chop the beets and the garlic and put both in the bowl of a food processor.  Give them a quick pulse to start breaking down the beets.

3.  Add the tahini and lemon juice and puree until smooth.  Taste and adjust salt as desired.  Serve cold or room temperature with crackers or raw vegetables.



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