Seasonal: Roasted Golden Beets

I recently lost 60 pounds over the past year and a half, all without counting calories or points.  Just a few simple changes made all the difference:

* cutting out sugar

* adding veggie juices

* eating smaller portions (eating just an extra 100 calories a day can lead to a 10 pound weight gain per year!!)

While on my weight loss journey, I designed a unique, stylish, and smart way to be health-savvy and in control: Simple Portion Bowls. I wanted something beautiful to motivate and carry me through to “healthy.”

I am taking pre-orders through Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/153909474/simple-portion-bowls-just-measure-what-matters Make 2013 YOUR YEAR, the year you started living the happy, healthy life!!  (with pic of Simple Portion logo and Kickstarter logo)”

One snack I love to place in my Simple Portions Bowls are the Roasted Golden Beets!



  •  large golden beets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 dash of sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 C).
  2. Cut off stems and peel beets.
  3. Cut in half, then thinly slice them, about 1 mm thick.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the sliced beets in the olive oil and cumin.
  5. Lay the beets flat in a single layer on a baking sheet (or two), lined with tin foil.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  7. Enjoy them warm or cool/crispy!


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 3

Calories: 80

Fat: 4.5g

Trans Fat: 0.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 65mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 2g

Protein: 1g