We don’t often find golden beets in the shops but we were lucky enough to have some in our weekly organic vegetable box this week. If you can’t find golden beets then use butternut squash instead. If you can find golden beets but they have no leaves (beet tops) attached then use spinach or watercress instead of the beet tops. We love this dish and it’s a very satisfying and filling dish for anyone following a paleo or grain-free diet. It’s an excellent way to introduce a new variety of vegetable to your kids without it looking too unfamiliar. If the harissa paste is too spicy for you, despite using lemon juice and honey to tone it down, then replace it with the same quantity of sundried tomato paste. If you don’t have a spiraliser to make the golden beet noodles then either julienne the vegetables by hand or buy a julienne peeler which should cost no more than £5. Spiralising vegetables is not just a fad, it really is an excellent way to get vegetables into both kids and adults. We love the 4-blade spiraliser by Mueller which costs around £20 and is super easy to use and clean. Enjoy!
Golden beets are a great source of fibre to help keep your gut bugs cosy and happy with nearly 3 grams of fibre in each 100g serving. Golden beets are also a great source of potassium which aids in electrolyte balance and it’s super important for a healthy nervous system. You will also get a good dose of iron, folate, and similar to many orange and yellow colour fruits and vegetables you will reward your body with plenty of vitamin C, vitamin A, beta-carotene, lycopene, flavonoids, and zeaxanthin. Eat up!