Beets, Main Dishes

Valentine’s Day Lentil, Flax, and Beet Burger

Ingredients

½ cup Lentils
½ cup Wild rice
3 large garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup red onion
¼ cup grated zucchini
¼ cup red beets
¼ cup carrots
3 tbs chopped almonds
1 tbs ground flax seed
⅓ cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp curry
¼ tsp cayenne
½ tsp coriander
½ tsp (smoked) paprika
1 ½ tsp freshly chopped parsley
Salt substitute to taste

Instructions

Pre heat the oven to 350-degrees.
In a frying pan lightly brown garlic, almonds, and veggies.
Meanwhile place the remaining ingredients (minus the fresh parsley) into a bowl and crush them together with the back of a spoon so they are mashed (but not pulverized) together.
Add the frying pan mixture and parsley to the burger mix once cooked and stir. Form into hearts and cook at 350 for 20 minutes. Garnish as desired and serve.

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Beets, Need to know

Beets – Keep Them Fresher, Longer

If you purchase beets with greens, cut them off.

These greens can be eaten raw, blended or cooked.

The roots should be stored in a plastic produce bag in the crisper drawer.

These Produce Storage Bags are fantastic for extending the life of your produce!

Beets are rich in many vitamins and minerals: Vitamins A, B6, C, K, Beta-Carotene, Calcium, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Riboflavin and Thiamin. Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called “betalains”, including betanin and vulgaxanthin, which are shown to provide anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatroy and detoxification support.

Beet pigments have anti-cancer benefits as well.
Beets have incredible Nitric-Oxide producing capability. Beets are rich in naturally occurring chemicals called nitrates. When consumed, these nitrates are converted to Nitric Oxide.

Beets, are among the most powerful producers of Nitric Oxide, which allows blood vessels to relax and vasodilate (vaso = vessel, dilate = open or widen).

Beets have been proven to have the same benefits in people who suffer from high blood pressure due to atherosclerotic plaque and narrowing of the arteries.

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