Getting my kids involved with dinner is key to keeping them interested in trying new foods. The farmers market is my sanity saver when it comes to introducing new vegetables. The visual of the beautifully laid tables of vegetables gets everyone in the spirit to try something new. The beet is our latest new vegetable (actually, it's the beetroot).
High in fiber, vitamins and minerals, the beet is a very versatile vegetable. Too rich in nutrients to be ignored, the beet is easy to incorporate as a side to any meal. The meaty texture of roasted beets holds up well in a variety of dressings. In this recipe, the sweetness of carrots naturally complements the flavor of the beets.