BEETS -BEETS -BEETS

They stain everything RED but the health benefits are so worth it! Studies show beets are rich in vitamins and fiber so they're good for your immune system. 

Every time I'm checking out at the grocery store someone will ask about the raw beets in my basket. I think it's because they look like big brown pebbles so people are curious enough to ask, "What are those?" Or "how do you eat them?" 

I always have a HUGE smile on my face when I explain how simple it is to cook beets and then incorporate them into your diet.

 First boil them in water. They're kind of like potatoes so they'll be on medium heat for a good hour. *Sometimes they'll have to boil for much longer, it depends on how big they are.

First boil them in water. They're kind of like potatoes so they'll be on medium heat for a good hour. *Sometimes they'll have to boil for much longer, it depends on how big they are.

 I usually stick a fork in them too to determine how soft they are. That's how you'll know they're ready.

I usually stick a fork in them too to determine how soft they are. That's how you'll know they're ready.

 Then run them under cold water and they should be pretty easy to peel. Make sure you get all the skin off before slicing into pieces.

Then run them under cold water and they should be pretty easy to peel. Make sure you get all the skin off before slicing into pieces.

 I enjoy beets in salads and smoothies so I'll just store them in a tupperware & keep them in the fridge until I'm ready to use.

I enjoy beets in salads and smoothies so I'll just store them in a tupperware & keep them in the fridge until I'm ready to use.

 Told ya it was easy!