I have to admit, I have never really been a huge fan of beets, but this gluten free side dish will leave you wanting for more, so I recommend that you double the ingredients. The roots of the beet are a an excellent whole food containing few calories, but rich in nutrients. They are particularly high in folate, as well as vitamins B3, B6, and B5. Beets are also an excellent source of the minerals potassium, iron, copper, magnesium, and manganese. Additionally, the leaves can be sauteed (similar to the cabbage recipe here) for an extra boost of vitamin C, vitamin A, and carotenoids. Beets are especially high in betaine. This compound works with B-vitamins to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, alzheimer’s, and bone loss. So here it is…
Casey’s Kitchen Grilled Beets
- 4 beets, washed and sliced – no need to peel
- Olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
- Sea salt to taste
Put beets in zip-lock bag. Add olive oil, orange juice and sea salt. Mix together until evenly distributed. Pour beet mixture onto aluminum foil and wrap tightly. Grill for about 30 minutes, turning a couple of times. This is so good! Or you can bake them in a 350 degree oven using the same directions.
Always looking out for you,
Dr. O – AKA the Gluten Free Warrior
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