Healthy Eating

In the spirit of making healthy eating more of a habit & everyday occurrence rather than short strong bursts of “being good” followed by falling off the wagon, I am always on the hunt for delicious snacks and meals that are easy and fun to incorporate into daily life. Usually this means a leaner dinner or a smoothie for breakfast. Snacks are my weakness. When I read about how healthy & good for you beet greens are, I thought why not use the whole beet & make some yummy chips?!? That’s a nice healthy snack! I popped over to Grocery Outlet to check out their NOSH (Natural Organic Specialty Healthy) section and found some maca and some turmeric to sprinkle on top to turn these already healthy chips into Superfood Beet Chips! I am all about organic superfoods that don’t break the bank.

The trickiest part to making these beet chips is to slice them thinly and evenly enough. They taste the best if you can get them really thin, but more important is to get them even. If some are more thin than others, then those will be more well done. I didn’t mind that too much. For me, extra crispy is fun, but it might be something you want to be aware of.

I opted to make some of these with both golden beets & purple beets. Together they make for a beautiful, colorful snack! Go ahead and eat with your eyes first here! I also went for the Maca which is so good for hormone balance, energy, mood, the immune system, & sexual health. I add Maca to my smoothies or stir some into my yogurt, but for these chips, I just sprinkled a little on top. Turmeric can dramatically increase our bodies antioxidant capabilities. That’s why they are known as superfoods.  Grocery Outlet has both in stock right now, but be sure to stock up. Grocery Outlet sources their products to find the best deals but that means you need to grab what you can when its there. At those prices though, you totally can stock up!

To make these, simply thinly slice each beet as evenly as possible. Spread them out on a baking tray in a single layer. Top with olive oil and seasonings (I used maca, turmeric, sea salt, and pepper from Grocery Outlet), then bake! These really do taste best the first day. After a few days, they get pretty hard. Still good but SO crunchy.

 

I feel like everyone has heard the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market jingle (you were singing it as you read that weren’t you?), so you probably already know that Grocery Outlet has prices that are 40-70% lower than other stores. What you might not know, is that they are also a great place to stock up on healthy organic foods. I am extra sensitive to choosing organic foods now that I am cooking for myself AND James. I appreciate that I don’t have to blow my whole grocery budget in one trip, but can still eat organic.

Some of my other favorite healthy snacks include Greek yogurt with a scoop of chia seeds, almonds with some dried cranberries, and Skinny Pop popcorn (this is my fav!). If all else fails, I whip up a quick protein shake!

Superfood Beet Chips

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch (about 3 large) red beets
  • 1 bunch (about 3 large) yellow beets
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Wash beets well.
  2. Thinly slice into even slices.
  3. Spread out on a baking pan.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil & sprinkle with sea salt, maca, and turmeric.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until crispy.
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What kind of healthy snack is your favorite? Check out Grocery Outlet’s NOSH section and comment below on what your favorite super cheap, superfood finds were!

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