Beets are an incredibly nutritious root vegetable. They’re full of betaine, a type of antioxidant that has various medical benefits. Beetroot also contains manganese, folate, and vitamin B2. They also are an excellent source of potassium, which supports bones and muscles. Beets are high in nutrients but very low in calories, so are a great addition to your diet. The problem is, some people just don’t know how to eat beets.

Some people love the earthy, rich taste of beets, but others aren’t so fond of it! There are so many ways to eat beets for beet lovers and beet haters alike. Here’s how!

How to Eat Beets

Roast them

Roasting beets is probably the most popular way to prepare them. Roast up some beets and serve with with warm goat cheese and toasted walnuts. This is the coziest root vegetable that’s perfect for a winter night. Try out the recipe here.

Make a salad

Beet salads are another popular way to eat beets. Usually the beets are lightly roasted or microwaved to take out some of the bitterness but leave the earthy flavor that pairs so well with greens. Try out this beet salad with lemon dressing, berry beet salad, or minted beet salad.

Steam them

Steaming beets is actually the best way to cook beets to retain nutrients. Try steaming and serving them with a parsley vinaigrette. Find the recipe here.

Juice them

Beet juice is incredibly healthy! If you have a juicer, you can whip up a yummy beet juice in seconds. You can still make them without a juicer, though. See this beet juice without a juicer recipe!

Eat them raw

Can you eat beets raw? You bet. They have a stronger flavor and a lot crunchier than usual. Try out this crunchy raw beet salad that doesn’t skimp on nutrition or flavor!

Mash them into hummus

Love hummus? Make it infinitely prettier and more nutritious by adding pureed beets! The beautiful color will look great on a veggie tray and taste even better! Find the recipe here!

Spiralize them

You’ve probably had spiralized zucchini pasta before, but did you know that you can do the same with beets? Swap the squash for your favorite purple vegetable next time you want some veggie noodles! Find the recipe here.

Make them into chips

Veggie chips are a delicious snack that you can actually make at home! Just slice up some beats super thin, toss them in olive oil and spices, and throw them in the oven. Find out how here.

Bake them in cookies

Ever wanted bright magenta cookies? Look no further. These beet peanut butter cookies are so bright they don’t look real!

If you don’t like beets…

And if you’re just not a fan of beets but you want all of the benefits… try out HeartBeet Complete. It’s a beetroot powder supplement that contains all the benefits of beets in a convenient drink mix!