New Ways to Enjoy Beets and Carrots

Sometimes root vegetables like beets and carrots can get the best of us. Their deep, earthy flavors may cause us to push them to the back of our pantry, unsure of what to do with them.

But here’s the good news: with some fresh ideas, you can turn these vegetables into something worth smacking your lips over. Here are a few suggestions to get you started!

BEETS: These ruby-colored vegetables either make you love them or hate them. For beet-lovers who are stuck in a rut, what about tossing them in a salad like this one, or using them to add a special oomph and some beautiful color to smoothie?

A delicious beet smoothie recipe.

For those still not convinced that beets can be delicious, try pureeing them and making them into moist fudge brownies. (Food allergies? Try this Gluten-free, Dairy-free and Paleo-friendly recipe here instead.) Or maybe baking them into salty chips for a snack would be something you/your kids would enjoy.

CARROTS: truly sweet and vibrant beauties, but they are sometimes over-used and under-appreciated. Thankfully, this roasted parmesan carrots recipe turns carrots from ordinary into gourmet.

A delightful roasted parmesan carrots recipe.

Or, for something different, marinate them in a spicy vinegarette and use them as a side dish or relish on sandwiches/wraps. Wanting something sweeter? Here’s a recipe for some carrot cake baked oatmeal bars that would make a great breakfast or snack.

We hope those ideas sparked some inspiration. Happy eating!