Sweet, roasted beets layered with feta and pistachios makes a beautiful vegetarian, side dish.
Is it weird that I have loved beets since I was a little girl? I adored those pickled beets that came in a jar. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I started roasting my own. Now my little one loves them. While they are not quick to cook, they are easy. They especially go well with feta cheese and since that is another love of mine, I combined them into Roasted Beet and Feta Cheese Stacks. If you are lucky enough to find white and purple beets, go for it. I only rarely find the white beets. While they pretty much taste the same, the different colors make a gorgeous presentation.
This is the type of recipe that fits perfectly into my New Years eating plan. It relies on good vegetables and is simple with a dash of slightly more indulgent ingredients like feta cheese and pistachios. This is reminiscent of the way we like to eat. Now a days, it is really hard to find a recipe that everyone thinks is healthy. Some people think any carbs are bad, some hate any sugar while others hate sugar substitutes, some think any amount of “good fat” is fine while others think everything should be low-fat. We tend to eat in moderation. That is what works best for us. A large part of eating healthy is finding what works best for you. Don’t let others dictate what works best for you. Every one has different dietary needs and it is up to you and your doctor to decide what that is.
For us this year, our focus again will be very limited processed food. I am human though and on occasion I need a little time-saving from a store-bought ingredient. For Valentine’s Day, I’ve got a Strawberry Cake Donut recipe made with a boxed cake mix and fresh fruit. It is so delicious. You will see some healthy appetizers for Superbowl including chicken wings. There will be fresh vegetable recipes, slow cooker recipes, meatless recipes and of course some sweet recipes. You’ll have to wait for February for those. I decided to concentrate on core healthy recipes in January. I think we could all use a little detox from cookies and cakes after this year.
I hope you enjoy all the new recipes to come. I’m also going to go back to concentrating on exercise and healthy challenges. If you have any suggestions or ideas, let me know. I would love to hear them. I want us all to have a happy and healthy 2014.
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