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5 can't-beat beet recipes

Sweet, pretty and versatile, we're really feeling the beet right now. Here are five easy ways to bring the beet in.

By Today's Parent

5 can't-beat beet recipes

Photo: Ryan Szulc

Beet and Carrot Latkes

If you can grate it, you can form a latke out of it. Shredded carrot and beet make these ones colourful and sweet, but grating might get messy. If you don’t like wearing gloves, sprinkle a little baking soda over soapy hands—that should do the trick. Get the recipe: Beet and Carrot Latkes

latkes and salad on a platePhoto: Andrew Grinton

Chocolate Beetberry Bread

Beets virtually disappear into chocolate cake. This recipe calls for store-bought pouches of beet purée for kids, but you can make your own by blending cooked beets with bananas. It all sounds like an unlikely combo—until you taste it. Get the recipe: Chocolate Beetberry Bread

chocolate loaf with yogurt icingPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Roasted Beet and Apple Salad

Apples and beets are a perfect pair, especially delicious when sprinkled with a creamy cheese—if you’re not feeling blue, try feta or goat cheese. Toasted nuts take it over the top. Get the recipe: Roasted Beet and Apple Salad

salad with beets and applesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

California Wrap

This quick, veggie-loaded lunch is a clever way to ease beets into your child’s meals. With beet, carrot, snow peas and sprouts on top of a generous swipe of hummus, this colourful wrap is easy to make and even easier to eat. Get the recipe: California Wrap

wrap with hummus and grated veggiesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Beets and “Greens Pesto” Tart

How pretty is this? If your kids (or you!) find regular beets a bit intimidating, try their milder cousin golden beets, which are closer to carrots, or slice into super-cool striped candy-cane beets. Get the recipe: Beets and “Greens Pesto” Tart

savoury tart with beets and greensPhoto: Jodi Pudge

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