Beets with Beet Greens

This recipe takes the whole beet and transforms it into a combination vegetable side dish. It's full of soluble and insoluble fiber; the greens provide roughage and the beets themselves are loaded with soluble fiber and vitamins.

INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4; Serving Size 4 beets

  • 16 baby beets, greens attached
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Wash beets but don't peel them.

  2. Bring about 3 inches of water to a boil and then put the beets, root down, into the boiling water. The beet roots will be in the water and the greens will cook in the steam above the water.

  3. Cover and cook for 12 minutes. Drain and cut the greens off the roots.

  4. Chop the greens and peel the roots. The skin will slip off easily.

  5. Put the beets, greens, and roots in a saucepan and add butter, lemon juice, and salt. Warm them over low heat and serve hot.

Calories: 238.46

Protein: 9.72 grams

Carbohydrates: 41.22 grams

Fiber: 18.08 grams

Fat: 6.46 grams

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