Try It Tuesday – Roasted Beets

I have been craving beets lately – I love beets! I am usually too lazy to do much of anything with them, but this weekend while grocery shopping with my husband, I was inspired to buy a couple and give them a shot – not only did I want beets, but I wanted to try something new, and add some skills to my arsenal – nothing wrong with that, right?! 😉

LUCKILY I quickly caught on to the fact I was gonna need gloves to handle these babes, or deal with some stained hands!

So I kept it simple, I kept them whole, wrapped them in foil, and baked for about an hour, give or take. Once they cooled, I sliced them – and they were perfectly delicious!

Note: I scrubbed them super clean and just kept the skin on – more nutrients and less of a hassle, but you can always peel them.

That was easy and SO tasty – I gotta do that more often! Aren’t they gorgeous?!

Do you like beets?

Whole Foods Wednesday – Winter Squash

There’s a reason your mama was always trying to get you to eat squash – it’s SO good for you! Winter squash has long been recognized as an important food source of carotenoids, but also has antioxidant support, anti inflammatory benefits, and potential blood sugar regulation benefits.

Winter squash is labeled low on the Glycemic index! Many of the carbs in winter starch come from polysaccharides found in the cell walls. Research has shown other nutrients found in winter squash are beneficial for blood sugar control. These nutrients include the B-vitamin like compound d-chiro-inositol, a nutrient we expect to hear more about with regards to blood sugar regulation.

It’s hearty, versatile, and there are tons of varieties – go get your squash on!

Do you have any favorite recipes featuring winter squash?