Beet Chips

Healthy, tasty, salty and sweet -- Beet chips!

Active time: 5 minutes • Total time: 30 minutes


Posted on Feb 03, 2016 by Jack McCann
Tags: recipes sides vegetarian

These beet chips are quick and easy to make, but having a nice food processor or mandolin is really helpful. We really like using the slicer that came with our Breville immersion blender

Ingredients:

  • Beets (red or golden)
  • Sea Salt
  • Olive or coconut oil
  • Herbs: Thyme, rosemerry, etc (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Peel the beet roots.
  3. Slice the beets (super thin will burn, but super thick will take longer to cook and be chewier instead of semi-crispy.)
  4. Toss beet slices in the oil on a baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle sea salt and herbs over them.
  6. Roast the beets until they are the desired texture. 20-40 min depending how thin or thick they are and how crispy you want them. 
  7. Enjoy!  Consider making some aioli to go with them...
Beet chips with thyme

Raw beet chips ready to roast

quick and easy beet chips

Ready to eat!

Tasty beet chips

Yum!

Beets are super healthy for you.... 

Here are a few benefits:

  1. Lower blood pressure and increased stamina when exercising: Beets have natural nitrates (like our sausages and deli meats). In this study participants drinking a glass of beet juice daily were able to exercise 16% longer than the placbo group. The participants drinking beet juice were more efficient with their oxygen... and this study, those drinking beet juice lowered their blood pressure by 4-5 points!
  2. Lowers inflammation and good for your liver and kidneys. Beets are rich in betaine, a nutrient that has been shown to promote healthy liver and kidneys. It improves (lowers) vascular risk factors as well! Many of the unique nutrients in beets have been shown to function as anti-inflammatory compounds.
  3. Nutrient dense Beets are full of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. In this study, they even show promise in the fight against cancer!

Here is another beet recipe of ours:

(with less slicing)

What do you think about this recipe or beet's powerhouse health benefits?  Any tips YOU could offer others in the comments below?


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