Sweet Pea Chef

A foodie mommy shares tips, tricks and stories from her kitchen as she seeks out more healthful and interesting meals.



Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks, SPC, for giving it a try! I'm not sure my kids would try those, either, but you're right--the sugar angle is a way to do it! I'll keep looking myself for those kid friendly beet recipes...I know they must be out there (maybe!).

Sweet Pea Chef's picture Sweet Pea Chef

Thanks Aliki. Since we are only about midway through our beet harvest, I am hoping some creative new way to use beets might be around the corner.

kellim's picture kellim

I think I found a way to ease the kiddos into beets -- cube them into bite-sized pieces along with sweet apples. (Cube apples a bit larger)

Toss the cubed beets and apples with olive oil, salt, dried thyme, and honey, dijon mustard and balsamic vinegar. Sorry I don't measure -- just work to taste.

Roast on baking sheet about 30 minutes or until tender; toss about halfway through to avoid over browning the bottoms. Drizzle lightly with honey and serve.

The roasted apples are a more familiar flavor and texture (apple pie) and the beets carmelize nicely to enhance their sweetness.

I liked it more than the kids did, but they at least ate what was on their plates.