If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that I’m crazy for beets. I don’t care that they’re not the coolest food – I simply can’t get enough of them. Their subtle, earthy sweetness make them the perfect addition to salads, baked goods, or as a dish all their own.
I’m also a super busy blogger who sometimes doesn’t have a single minute in the day to spare. I totally admit that I love convenient foods every once in awhile. My grocery store sells homemade soups, and I stock my fridge with them. At least I know that lunch is taken care of. I also roast a bunch of beets almost every single weekend, and keep those in the fridge to toss in salads throughout the week. But sometimes, between the epically long roasting times (some larger beets can take up to an hour and a half to roast), and my hands getting dyed a comical color of magenta as I’m scrubbing the skins off the beets, I am really wishing there was an easier way.
Turns out, there’s totally an easier way. Love Beets is a line of all-natural, freshly cooked beets. Products include marinated baby beets, organic beets in organic mild vinegar and vacuum packed steam beets. All of the Love Beets products contain no artificial colors or preservatives, are gluten-free and are certified Kosher.
Love Beets taste exactly like the beets I would prepare for myself at home, but they’re so much easier. No more stained hands and countertops; no more waiting for hours for my beets to finish cooking. Just delicious beets that I can toss in my grocery cart, take home and immediately use in salads, sandwiches and desserts. In fact, in every recipe on my blog that calls for roasted, steamed or boiled beets, Love Beets can be used!
Since February is American Heart Month, it’s the perfect time for beet lovers and beet skeptics alike to give beets a chance. Beets are high in potassium, which is one of the main minerals responsible for contraction of muscles (including the heart!). A diet full of beets and other potassium-rich foods can help decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Additionally, the antioxidants present in beets, including carotenoids and flavonoids, can limit the harm that too much cholesterol in the blood can cause. Through helping prevent LDL or “bad” cholesterol from being oxidized, antioxidants help prevent the build up of harmful, artery-clogging plaque. There are just so many reasons to love beets, right?
Want to try Love Beets for yourself? Check out Love Beets’ Beet the Odds Facebook sweepstakes. Love Beets is sharing four great beet recipes – just choose your favorite! You’ll receive a $1 off coupon and be entered in the sweeps to win the grand prize – a year’s supply of Love Beets (26 free product vouchers) and a free nutrition/healthy living consultation with noted nutritionist and cookbook author Ellie Krieger!