Beet chips are a great way to satisfy your craving for crunch, while boosting key nutrients in your diet. Enjoy them as a snack, or mix them with other colorful oven-roasted vegetables to serve at your next party.

I’ve been on a beet kick lately. This heart-healthy superfood boosts the nutritional value of any salad, as well as dips and spreads. The vibrant-red color is the perfect way to add beauty to meals – especially around the holidays. 

Last month, I posted my recipe for sliced roasted beets, and now, I’m sharing how you can make them as a snack. 

Before I get to the recipe, though, I want to explain why I encourage you to incorporate this veggie into your diet. {If you came just for the recipe, you can scroll down to the bottom of this post and print the recipe.} Beets provide us with many nutrients that are lacking in the typical western diet. They are loaded with vitamin C, folate, dietary fiber and antioxidants. they alsocontain a rare phytonutrient compound called betalain. This pigment is what gives beets their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, along with their bright red color. 

You can read how to grow beets, their history and more about their health benefits in my article – Beets: Breaking Down Their Slimy Reputation.

Now, to the recipe! Like kale chips, beets be made into a snack chip for times when you crave something crunchy. You only need 3 ingredients – beets, olive oil and salt. I also like to sprinkle rosemary on them for added flavor. 

You can enjoy these beet chips alone, or mix them with other oven-roasted chips made from potatoes, sweet potatoes, kale or other favorite vegetable. Then you a healthy, colorful snack for family movie night or your next party.

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Beet Chips

Beet chips are a great way to satisfy your craving for crunch, while boosting key nutrients in your diet. Enjoy them as a snack, or mix them with other colorful oven-roasted vegetables to serve at your next party.?
Keyword: beet chips, beets
Servings: 2
Author: Heather Mangieri, RDN

Ingredients

  • 3 medium beets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/10 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Clean and peel beets, then as thin as possible. Try to make the slices as even as possible to prevent some of cooking faster than other. I use a mandoline kitchen slicer to make it easier. 
  • Add slices to a large bowl, then toss with olive oil until they are completely and evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle with salt and toss again.
  • Line the beet slices evenly on the baking sheet. I like to add a bit of rosemary for added flavor. 
  • Bake for ~ 15 minutes, the flip and cook for ~5-10 more minutes. Watch the beets closely after flipping and returning to the oven as they can burn easily.
  • –     Remove from oven and enjoy

Notes

  • Make 2 servings of ~3/4 cup beets. Serving size will vary based on the size of the beets that you use.
  • Nutrition Facts (per serving): 120 calories, 12 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 g protein, 210 mg sodium, 8% daily potassium, 6% daily iron, 2% daily calcium
  • Meal Planning Serving Size: 1 CHO; 0 PRO, 1.5 FAT
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