Brighten & Lighten Holiday Favorites with Beets
Harness beets' superfood strengths to re-inspire old favorites.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: a time to share those cozy recipes that make you think of fireplaces and a certain red-nosed reindeer. Savory stuffing and dreamy desserts are paramount to a successful season, and we’ve got the perfect ones just for you.
Wild Rice Stuffing with Beets, Apples, and Cranberries
We love this fresh take on holiday stuffing. Swapping in protein and fiber-packed wild rice in place of bleached and processed white bread transforms everyone’s favorite gravy canvas into a healthful option that’ll have even the most ardent stuffing traditionalist reaching for more. Sprinkling a rainbow of seasonal goodies (think sweet apples, earthy beets, and tart cranberries) develops a flavor that’s completely evocative of the season without any of the caloric burden.
This recipe translates easily season to season and is versatile enough to secure its’ place on your dinner staple line-up.
Beet Pot de Crème
Amid the people-pleasing madness of the holiday season, indulging in a sumptuous dessert like a velvety pot de crème seems almost blasphemous — almost.
Pro tip? Since the hands-on portion takes less than 20 minutes, you can cleverly time the bulk of your gift-wrapping duties to coincide with the pots’ chill time. The moment you place the very last ribbon on the very last present will be that much sweeter knowing you have this gorgeous, rich chocolate mousse awaiting in the refrigerator.
Adding organic beets deepens the chocolates’ flavor, lending a beautiful earthiness to an otherwise saccharine dish. Best part? Beet Pot de Crème is totally naughty-list proof: just think of all the vitamins and nutrients nestled in each delicate bite.