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This is one of my favorite dishes, beets with the beet green leaves. So simple & easy to make with loads of nutrients.

The good: (Beets) This food has zero Fats and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Potassium, and a very good source of Folate and Manganese. (Beet Greens) It is also a good source of Protein, Folate, Pantothenic

Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

The bad: (Beets) A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars. (Beet Greens) This food is high in Sodium.

Note: Be sure that you purchase “Organic” beets, all beets in the U.S. are G.M. (Genetically Modified).

Ingredients:

  • Organic Beets with leafy green tops
  • Greek Olive Oil
  • 1/2 fresh squeeze lemon
  • Greek Yogurt (optional) Goat Cheese
  • Gomasio

Cooking Instructions:

  • Wash & rinse the beets & leaves, peel the beets & cut them in half
  • Place in large pot with 1/3 water, boil until beets are tender (1/2 – 45 mins.)
  • Transfer contents in large bowl with a little beet water juice
  • add 1/2 fresh lemon juice & Greek Olive Oil
  • Top with a large scoop of Greek Yogurt/Goat Cheese
  • Sprinkle Gomasio on top

This can be a main lunch meal, not just a side dish…

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