Nov 11th

“Give Beets a Chance”

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I just love them.

How about you?


My kids have commented they “taste like dirt” to which I always reply,  “OK…I accept that…they are earthy…”   Beets aren’t for everyone, but you won’t know until you try them!


The glorious, rich colors (especially the traditional red) make me downright giddy, and more importantly they are super healthy...

Here are a few great reasons to feature beets on your shared-meal menu.  They are…

  • Nutrient rich (calcium, magneisum, fiber, folate to name just a few)
  • Cleanse your body of toxins
  • Help prevent chronic diseases
  • Encourage positive mental health, and regulate nerve cell activity


Try these fabulous, versatile beet recipes from Family Focus Blog – there’s everything from beet burgers to beet fudgesicles (that’s right!)


Introducing a variety of vegetables to your shared-meal table helps children develop their palate through getting to try a wide variety of tastes and textures. Sometimes people don’t care for a vegetable one time, but at a later time it becomes their new favorite.   

Beets are delicious served in cube shapes in salad or as a side dish. The color makes them attractive to work with, too.


In the immortal spirit of John Lennon, please join me in saying…

“Give Beets a Chance”


If you’d like to learn more about making healthy eating a part of your shared-meal practice, visit my website for more information, or write to me at


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