I could tell you that we love beets because they contain minerals, protect your heart, cleanse your body, and are a wonderful source of iron. But really...those are just extra perks.
The truth is much more immature. I love beets because they turn...things...red and purple. It became more fun once I figured out that I wasn't bleeding internally. After telling the boys all about this cool new party trick, they had to try it, too. And now I'm fielding "my pee is redder than your pee" fights. Motherhood. It's a gas.
Beets also make a fabulous natural food coloring! We try to use blueberries, beets, and oranges, and other natural coloring whenever possible. It's healthier, and it's more fun! The ColorKitchen food coloring over at Thrive Market has a beet-colored red bottle. You should give it a try! (No, it doesn't taste like beets.)
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If you're wanting to give beets a try, here are two of our favorite beet recipes. You might also check out the beet fries we made for the Chopped Challenge a few weeks ago. They're a big hit with the kids!