The most perfect side dish to add to any meal! Beets were on my shopping list last week and I am so glad I picked them up! Beets are high in fiber, iron, calcium and vitamins A & C. They are also high in nitrates which aid in both blood flow and pressure. And accompanied with my favorite vegetable, butternut squash, this combo is like Batman & Robin.
1 cup beets, chopped
1 cup butternut squash, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, minced
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp olive oil
1 1/2 tbs honey
28g fat free feta cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel butternut squash and chopped both it and the beets in 1 inch chunks.
Place the cut squash and beets on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, 1 tbs of honey, thyme leaves, salt, and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes, turning once or twice with a spatula, until the beets are tender.
Remove from the oven and immediately toss with the feta and the remaining honey. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve warm.