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I love the combination of hot and cold ingredients in my salads. And I love beets, because I am Russian and beet juice runs in our blood. :) So, I made kale and roasted beets salad -rich in iron and ridiculously delicious!

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Roasted Beets Kale Salad

foods rich in iron

By Dr. Anastasia Published: December 4, 2011

    I love the combination of hot and cold ingredients in my salads. And I love beets, because I am Russian and beet juice runs in our …

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.
    2. Wash beets and remove tops. Place the beets and butternut squash on a piece of foil and drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Close foil around the beets and the squash. Roast for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Put the kale into a large plate. Slip the skins off the beats and quarter them. Add the beets, the squash and sunflower seeds to the kale. Add the avocado slices. In a small bowl, mix the oil with in the vinegar. Spoon the dressing over the top of the salad. Let stand for 10 minutes. Serve.

    About Dr. Anastasia

    Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition, speaks four languages, starred on a yoga TV show, produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs, and is a mother of a kindergartner, twin toddlers, and a newborn. Dr. Anastasia loves doing crafts with her children and sharing her easy healthy recipes and knowledge of health and food with mothers to help them raise healthier families.
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    • Janet Paula

      I made this for lunch today and it was absolutely delicious. Sorry to report that the beets took much longer than the butternut squash (about 1 1/2 hours). I used curly kale which turned out to be quite tasty.

    • Nicole

      Love salads like this! They’re light and refreshing!

    • Kaley

      Can’t make my kids eat kale at all :(. But they love beets. Hope that this delicious combination will do its magic.

      • http://healthymamainfo.com healthymama

        Kaley, try smoothies for kale aversion! :)

    • Laura

      I LOVE the idea of using beetroot in salads! Super healthy!

      • http://healthymamainfo.com healthymama

        …and sweet and delicious!