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Get To Know…Beetroot

 

Get to know beetroot. Beetroot is an excellent source of nutrients for your baby led weaning baby. Packed with nutrients and goodness beetroot is perfect for blw recipe. Lunch ideas for baby led weaning, treats for blw.

Have you heard of a little superfood called beetroot? Well, I’m absolutely obsessed with it! It’s so easy to cook and incorporate into meals for both babies and adults!

Beetroot

Beetroot is a powerhouse in the veg world. Why, you ask? Well let me explain:

  • Beetroot contains numerous vitamins that are beneficial for both growing children and adults. Some vitamins found in beetroot are vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 which aid the immune system, help us absorb iron and keep our bodies and minds healthy.
  • Beetroot consists of vital minerals that our bodies need. The abundant minerals found in beetroot include: iron, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, protein, antioxidants and soluble fibre. All of these are essential in order to maintain a strong and healthy body.
  • Beetroot can also help relieve several common ailments that most of us face. These ailments being constipation, fevers and high blood pressure among other things.
  • In addition, beetroot also contains a large amount of natural nitrates being that it’s a root vegetable. These nitrates are eventually converted in the saliva and help widen our blood vessels to allow for a greater blood flow around our bodies and to our brains.

‘Beet’ for beetroot meal ideas?

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Beetroot can appear intimidating to a lot of people. It’s hard to look at this veg and easily brainstorm recipes that it would be amazing in if you’ve never had it before. And I can see why…it’s oddly shaped and this not very common deep purple colour. Yikes! To make it easier for everyone I’ve listed 3 of my favourite recipes where beetroot is deliciously incorporated:

Very Berry and Beetroot ‘Super Smoothie’

Healthy Beetroot and Berry Smoothie Baby Led Feeding.

Who doesn’t love smoothies? This smoothie contains beetroot which gives it a natural sweet and earthy flavour. Yummm!

Beetroot Pesto Pasta

Beetroot Pesto Pasta Baby Led Feeding.

Speaking of that strange looking veg, there it is! This pasta is a great way to include beetroot in yours and your little one’s meals. The beetroot is blended along with other healthy ingredients to create this amazing purple sauce 🙂

Hummus 4 Ways

Red Pepper Hummus, Spinach Hummus, Beetroot Hummus and Regular Hummus Baby Led Feeding

Lastly, if you’re in need of a quick and easy dish to include beetroot in, then I highly recommend trying my Hummus 4 Ways. It takes just 10 minutes to make and can easily be spread onto soft bread for the whole family!

Try any or all of these recipes out and let me know what you think!

Aileen xoxoxo