Tag Archives: sweet tooth

15 minute steamed beets

30 Sep

3781937366_2945015b63 (1)Hey cauliflower, beets are in season too!

These ruby red or bright orange gems are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking out those cookies.

Add them to your meal as the sweet component, and you will wonder where that sweet craving ran off to.

You are only 15 minutes away from a wonderful natural treat that will not only make your skin glow, but will also cleanse your blood, and fill you up with loads of antioxidants.

Serves 2 Prep Time: 6 minutes Total Time: 21 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 beets
  • 2 C water

Directions: 

1. Prep: Rinse, then chop the tops and bottoms of your beets. Cut into 1 inch thick cubes or triangles. In a medium sized pot, add water, and a steamer.

2. Cook: Cover and bring water to a boil. Add your beets, cover and let steam for 15 minutes. Poke a fork or knife into the beets. If they are tender, then they are ready to eat!

Photo courtesy of Le Grande Farmers’ Market

better than candy

5 Apr

4980568258_8a3f50f2dbPrunes!

A wonderful dried fruit to keep on hand for days when you just want something sweet.

It’s helpful to stock up on foods that you know are better for you than others. This will help inspire you to eat more natural foods vs. processed foods, since they will simply be out of reach.

Prunes and other dried fruits like dates, apricots, raisins satisfy that sweet tooth every time! Prunes are a fantastic source of various nutrients like vitamin K, fiber and potassium.

No recipes here, just our enthusiasm for pure unadulterated prunes. So go on, and prune it up!

Photo courtesy of eLaboureur