Part of my New Years resolution was to be less wasteful and do more to protect the environment. So, when I planned to make the beet & oatmeal patties for today, I Googled, "can you eat beet leaves?" And so this beet-filled recipe has born.
Beet and Oatmeal Patties Recipe by Food 52 | Makes: 14 | Time: ~40 min
Preheat oven to 400 F.
In a large bowl combine together: grated beets, onion, olive oil, basil, parsley, lemon zest, salt, pepper, paprika and oatmeal. Mix well until all combined.
From the mixture form patties in the size you like.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Put all the patties on the baking sheet. Bake 15 min on each side.
While the patties were baking I moved onto the salad...
Healthy Fact: Beet greens can help you lower high blood pressure and in turn ease stress on kidneys.
Slightly Modified Recipe by the Spruce Eats | Makes: 2 servings | Time: 20 min
1/4 cup basil, thinly sliced
1/4 cup parsley, thinly sliced
2 tbsp EVO
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp mustard
1 tbsp coconut aminos
1 tbsp agave syrup
1 cup cherry #tomatoes, halved
1 cup radishes, halved
1 small #zucchini, chopped
1/2 cup Kalamata #olives, sliced
Place the beet greens in a mixing bowl together with the fresh basil and parsley, and gently toss to combine.
Next, prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, coconut aminos, and agave until well combined.
Once the dressing is prepared, pour the dressing over the greens and gently toss until all of the greens are evenly coated.
Serve dressed beet greens topped with the tomato, radishes, zucchini and olives.
Fruits and veggies count: Today, I fit in 2 bananas, 4 pieces of jackfruit, kale, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, blueberries, tomatoes, olives, beets, radishes, and beet greens!
What I ate and drank today
64 oz of water
3 cups of decaf coffee
Banana, jackfruit and cashew milk smoothie
Leftover salad (PACKED with fruits and veggies)
1 serving of granola mix
1 vodka soda
Beet greens salad
Day 2 of the Easy Squat challenge. 50!
~4.25 miles of walking