3 New Ways to Love Beets

These new Healthy Kitchen Hacks will have you looking at beets with all new affection; raw beets taste less earthy so try raw shredded beets in 3 new ways!

EASY BEET RECIPES | @TspCurry

It’s Healthy Kitchen Hacks Wednesday – the day we share our favorite time-saving kitchen tricks and cooking shortcuts to help you make healthy and delicious meals.

We share kitchen shortcuts and tricks on how to cook more healthfully and deliciously in the kitchen. Teaspoonofspice.com

You can see all our Healthy Kitchen Hacks here. To get exclusive healthy kitchen hacks – only available to our email subscribers – sign up HERE.

————

3 NEW WAYS TO LOVE BEETS

Lately, we’ve had a bit of an unofficial #BeetLove fest going on here at Teaspoon of Spice. Last week on Facebook, we asked:

Are you a beet lover?

Or a beet hater?

We gotta admit, we were pleasantly surprised by how many, MANY of you are beet lovers!

I did a Facebook LIVE on ‘5 Healthy Kitchen Hacks to Make Beets Better’. And lots more beet lovers chimed in – but a few beet haters agreed to at try some new Healthy Kitchen Hacks.

RAW BEET RECIPES | @TspCurry

Now, true-story: not all my kids are beet lovers. Roasting beets makes them sweeter – but it also tends to make them more ‘earthy’ tasting. So in my house, my kids’ favorite way to eat beets is in the raw shredded beet salad below.  Plus here a couple more ways to *love* raw shredded beets:

1. In pasta sauce

Delicious Beet Recipes | @TspCurry

Stir raw shredded beets into pasta sauce. Shredded beets take only about 5-10 minutes to cook in simmering pasta sauce. Spoon onto pasta and no one will know – but everyone in the family will love the addition of pink beets to the red spaghetti sauce.

2. Anywhere you would use shredded zucchini

Delicious Beet Recipes | @TspCurry

Shredded raw beets and shredded raw zucchini add similar amounts of moisture to baked goods. So shredded beets can be swapped into any zucchini muffin, bread, or cake recipe. I made Deanna’s Chocolate Zucchini Bread using shredded beets instead of shredded zucchini.

Oh. Man. It was amazing.

Start checking your beet baked goods about 5 minutes before the suggested baking time. I found my beet bread was done a bit earlier.

3. Pretty Pink Salad

NEW RECIPES FOR RAW BEETS | @TspCurry

Hands down, this is my kids’ favorite way to eat beets. This is basically a Waldorf salad, but instead of celery, add raw shredded beets.

It’s sweet, savory, crunchy, and soooo hot pink!

Here’s the recipe for the salad we make a couple times a week if we have a bunch of beets.  3 *New* Ways to LOVE Beets. Hint: They all start with raw shredded beets! #HealthyKitchenHacks @TspCurry Click To Tweet

Print

Shredded Beet & Carrot Salad with Pecans and Raisins

NEW RECIPES FOR RAW BEETS | @TspCurry

Even non-beet lovers (including kids!) will love this sweet, crunchy and pretty pink salad. It’s packed with shredded raw beets, pecans, raisins, and apples in a tangy Greek yogurt honey dressing.

  • Author: Serena Ball

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or honey
  • 1 medium beet, washed, unpeeled, shredded
  • 1 medium carrot, washed, unpeeled, shredded
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Instructions

In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice and sugar.

In a serving bowl, stir together the shredded beet and carrot. Add the apple, pecans, raisins and the yogurt mixture; stir to combine.

3 NEW WAYS TO LOVE BEETS:  One salad, one super-moist bread, one quick pasta hack. #Healthy Kitchen Hacks - via @https://www.pinterest.com/tspcurry/

Welcome!

We’re Serena & Deanna, two dietitians who love food as much as you do!  

We're also moms and business owners who share our family recipes, healthy kitchen hacks and nutrition adventures while keeping it real in the kitchen with you.

We’re so glad you’ve stopped by!

Hungry for More?

Don’t miss a single delicious, nutritious, food-lovers recipe! For exclusive Healthy Kitchen Hacks and incentives provided only to our subscribers, sign up here to receive our weekly e-newsletter.

Subscribe

Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates.
Type your custom success message here...