Give Them a Try! - BeetsThere are few vegetables that I disliked as a kid, so I remember thinking beets were OK, yet I never made them as an adult until recently. (I think perhaps my husband had a less positive childhood memory and that influenced my choice.)
A while ago, Seneca foods sent me a couple of jars of pickled beets to try.
I used the whole beets in a roasted vegetable recipe and the sliced beets in a salad. (Note, I did rinse them first to reduce sodium.) They were quite delicious, and convinced me that beets are something I want to regularly include in our diet.
These jarred beets, available at most supermarkets in the canned food area, or online, are an easy way to give beets a try.
You also may want to look for Melissa's peeled baby red beets in the produce area of your grocery store (Super Target carries it in my neighborhood). They are steamed and ready to eat as a snack, or to add to a salad, or to use in a cooked dish.
Of course, you can also pick up fresh beets at your grocery store or farmer's market. They are a bit more work to prepare, but are also delicious. (Look for golden beets too.) Plus, if you get beets with the greens still attached, they are good to eat too (and very nutritious).
When roasting prepared beet products, you don't need to cook them very long, so either add them later in cooking or roast with other fast cooking veggies.
Will you give beets a try? Or do you already eat them?