Paleo Beets – Roasted for a Sweet and Flavorful Side Dish

This Paleo Beets recipe is completely different and tastes a million times better than traditional boiled or pickled beets.

Roasting the beets brings out the best, sweetest flavors hidden inside – without any bitterness.

I’ve seen where some Paleo recipes, use roasted beets to create amazing chocolate cakes!

The natural sweetness pairs quite well with savory flavors – various meats or other starchy vegetables like carrots, onions, and parsnips.

Pair Paleo Beets with Other Starchy Vegetables

Benefits of Beets

These Paleo beets are high in antioxidants.

So high that beets are often used as a natural way to help detoxify the body.

They also contain high amounts of:

  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C

Skin or No Skin

Always Skin!!

1.  It’s Easier

How many hours of your prep time do you waste peeling vegetables?

My goodness way too may!

Well, good news.  You don’t need to.

I threw away my vegetable peeler long…long ago.

Wash ’em really well, and simply chop ’em up.

2. It’s more Nutrient Dense

Most of the nutrients in fruits and vegetables are found in the skin!

Vegetable skin contains more fiber and antioxidants – about 31% of the total amount of fiber in a vegetable comes from the skin.

Fresh beets, from a local farm, will have softer and more flavorful skin since it spends less time traveling from farm to table.

Roasted Paleo Beets

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 small beets
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Remove the dry, tough areas of the beets, usually near the green stalks, and cut into slices.
  3. Spread the beets on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper, and sprinkle with avocado oil and salt.
  4. Roast them in the oven for 30-minutes or until beets are tender.

What ‘Beets’ You Up?

How do you like your beets?

Have you tried making something sweet with beets?

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