B is for Beets + {Chili Roasted Beet Chips}

A is for Apple. B is for Beets. C is for Carrots. D is for... We have been teaching Babycakes the alphabet (with veggies and fruit), her numbers (she can count to about 13 right now...though she likes to skip 3), and three dimensional shapes (like sphere, ovoid, cube, etc). But, outside of what we "teach" her, her mind is constantly figuring out new things, discovering how things work, and wondering WHY things happen.  She says the cutest, funniest, and most thoughtful things almost daily. I really should write them all down and then publish a book!

Babycakes' Recent Quotes:

  • "I want to stay up 'til a thousand o'clock, Mommy." (I believe it!)
  • "When bears are hibernating, how do they tinkle?" (I had to google that one! They actually absorb it back into their bodies...ewww!)
  • "Can you draw a tomb, Mommy?" (evidently the Easter story made a lasting impression)
  • "When it's August, for my birthday, can I have some sugar?" (LOL. yes, my love!!)
  • "No thank you daddy, I don't like it" (her response to being offered a bite of a white powdered sugar doughnut by Dear Hubby...I was so proud, LOL!!)

Anyways, back to Beets. I had some leftover beets from the recent {Pink Power Juice}. If you missed it, be sure to go back and take a look -- it was so delicious!

Introducing Chili Roasted Beet Chips:

So I sliced the beets very thinly, tossed them in olive oil and some Thai chili garlic paste (amongst other things), and baked them into spicy, beautiful, crispy bites. Here's what they looked like going in to the oven:

You better believe my fingers were pink! But it was soooooooo worth it. Next time I think I'll add in slices of sweet potato to intermix with the beets. YUM!!!

D is for Date. E is for Edamame. F is for Fennel. G is for Grapes. H is for Hummus...

Chili Roasted Beet Chips

Description

Chili Roasted Beet Chips // @noshandnourish

Ingredients

1  
Beet (thinly sliced)
2 teaspoons
Olive Oil
1 tablespoon
Nutritional Yeast
1 teaspoon
Garlic
1⁄2 teaspoon
Chili Garlic Paste (or less, depending on desired spice level)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Thinly slice the beet.
  3. Toss slices in olive oil.
  4. Then stir in other ingredients until fairly evenly coated.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping them over halfway through.
  6. Make sure they're crispy but not burned!
  7. Enjoy - WITH a drink!

Yields 2 Servings