A Delicious Dish!

Bon A petit! I made this yummy salad for lunch today, that was actually to die for. I have been loving beets lately and had some leftover in the fridge, so I decided to whip this up. It’s beets, garlic and strawberries sautéed in a balsamic vinegar reduction. Tossed over a bed of romaine lettuce with a side of cottage cheese sprinkled with fresh pepper. Beets are super healthy and have many beneficial properties. They have extremely high levels of anti-carcinogens which means it is cancer preventative and rich in antioxidants and vitamins. It is also high in beta carotene which gives fruits and vegetables their red- orange pigment and means it is rich in Vitamins A and C. Beets also reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, prevent varicose veins, cleanse and builds your blood helping to carry 400% more oxygen to it. Also they are great for pregnant woman. They are cancer preventing and are actually used to treat leukemia! Try this recipe, I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I did! Hit the jump to read on

Ingredients

  • 2 Beets
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • 5 Strawberries
  • Reduced-Fat Cottage Cheese
  • Fresh Black Pepper
In a skillet, warm a bit of olive oil and toss in sliced up beets. Saute on medium heat for about 8 minutes, turning beets over once. Add in chopped garlic let simmer for a minute. Followed by a cup of balsamic vinegar (It will cook down to half within minutes). Turn heat up to high. Add in strawberries and stir constantly as the balsamic reduces and thickens up.. about 4 minutes. Take skillet off burner and let cool down for 5 minutes. In the meantime, rinse and prepare romaine lettuce. Pile a good amount on to a plate, and scoop a 1/2 cup side of cottage cheese, grind fresh pepper over. Top with a bit of olive oil and finish off with your beet, strawberry and balsamic reduction. Enjoy!

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