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  • Janet Perry RHN, CSNC

Roasted Beets and Sweet Potato


Roasted Beets and Sweet Potato

Serves 4

The combination of beets and sweet potatoes make this dish a nutritional powerhouse. It is packed with potassium, magnesium, fibre, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B & C; beta-carotene, and folic acid, just to name a few.


Beets are touted as nature’s Viagra. Seriously! The Ancient Romans used beets medicinally as an aphrodisiac. Beets are an excellent source of the trace mineral boron, which is directly related to the production of sex hormones.

  • 3 Beets, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks

  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil

  • 6 Cloves Garlic, peeled

  • 1 Red Onion, diced

  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. In a bowl, toss the beets with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet.

  3. Roast beets for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

  4. In the bowl, mix the remaining olive oil with the potato, garlic, and onion, add to the beets.

  5. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes, stir, roast for another 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

  6. Season with a little sea salt and pepper and enjoy warm.

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