With the farmers market overflowing with squash and apples, it’s easy to overlook this nutritional powerhouse: BEETS!

Toss out any bad memories of canned beets. Fresh beets that get roasted in the oven become a sweet and delicious treat AND one that’s packed with nutrition.

Whether you find them red, yellow, orange or striped, all beets are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C.

If you’re brave enough to tackle the cleanup, GET THE RECIPE FOR HOW TO MAKE BEET BABY FOOD.

Turn plain old hummus into a delicious PINK beet hummus!

A word of warning: Eating beets may cause urine to become pink/red (a tip that might get your child to actually try them!)