Recipe: Healthy Roasted Beets and Sweets (Potato)

I’m not gonna lie. I am not a wonderful cook and thankfully my husband is! So, most days I leave the cooking up to him but every once and a while it makes me feel good to come up with a healthy recipe that sounds good and that my family will love.

It is a known fact that each of us gets stuck in a rut when it comes to buying food.  Most people buy the same 100 or so things at the store over and over again don’t deviate much from their “norm”.  We are guilty of it too.  But every once and a while I see something in the produce section that I want to buy and then later on figure out how I’m going to use it.  Last weekend it was: BEETS!  The look a little scary but took on the challenge.  I found my recipe inspiration online and then tweaked it with some of my own personal favorite items in my kitchen.  And, I must say- it was YUMMY and So easy. I made a small batch since I didn’t know how it would turn out but here is my recipe:

All you need: 1 large sweet potato or yam, 2 medium sized beets, Fresh peeled (fresh, not canned!) 1 tablespoons olive oil, Kirklands amazing NO Salt seasoning, a dash of sea salt and some fresh thyme (only b/c I had it laying around…use any herbs you might have on hand.

-Peel beets (at least the spots where the dirt won’t wash off).

-Keep the skins on the sweet potato, filled with fiber!

– Slice beets and yams about 1/4 inch thick and put in a large Ziploc bag.

-Add olive oil, seasonings, herbs and salt to bag and shake

– Contents into a baking dish.

-Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes uncovered.  Test one beet and one yam for desired softness.



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