Sauteed Beet Greens and Chili Sweet Potato Rounds

Happy Monday!

I know, Monday’s aren’t exactly known for rainbows, butterflies and happy times, but I have a brand new recipe for you… that has to count for something, right?

I’m really focusing on quick, easy and nourishing entrees this week. I’ve come up with 5 gluten-free meal recipes that will make you a believer in all-things cleansing. For serious, I’ve been eating like a queen over here! Starting with this recipe today. It’s been my go-to meal for the past couple of days. It’s easy, inexpensive, and so… perfect.

Oh, and did I mention that it’s like, ridiculously good?

Don’t let the funny green stuff on the plate throw you off.

Have I ever steered you in the wrong direction before?


Let’s do this.

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Sauteed Beet Greens and Chili Sweet Potato Rounds
Recipe type: Vegan (option), Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free
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Serves: 1
Don't throw out those beet greens! You can put them to great use in this sauteed greens plate with sweet potatoes and butternut squash. Delicious!
Chili Sweet Potatoes:
  • 1 medium sweet potato, sliced into ¼-inch thick rounds
  • ½ cup butternut squash, sliced into ¼-inch thick chunks
  • ½ teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
Sauteed Beet Greens:
  • ½ teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped mushrooms - I used portobello
  • 4 cups beet greens, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  1. Preheat oven to 400F and place all chili sweet potato ingredients on a medium-sized cookie sheet.
  2. Coat sweet potatoes and butternut squash in the oil and spices. Lay flat and cook in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until browned. Flip halfway through.
  3. For greens, heat oil in a medium-sized cast iron pan on medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and mushrooms. Saute for 8-10 minutes, until soft.
  4. Add beet greens and onion powder. Stir to coat in cooked onion mixture. Cover and cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes, until greens have softened.
  5. Serve everything together on a plate and top with desired amount of sea salt.
Replace fried egg with protein boost nut and seed mix for vegan option.

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I’ve added chopped kale to this mixture and it’s just as good!

Also, if you’re vegan you could leave out the egg and top the greens with protein boost nut and seed mix.

I was a bit skeptical of eating beet greens at first, too. They’re not bitter at all and actually hold the flavor of the onion and garlic really, really well. I chose to remove the stems because I didn’t like them… but I think it’s a preference thing.

Okay, so now that you have an awesome new recipe to try out this week, how was your weekend? What did you get up to?

Kevin and I ended up taking Friday off and going on a little adventure to the Montreal Biodome (we also visited Anthropologie and Jugo Juice on the way for some retail therapy and sustenance). It was a great day! Out of all the animals we saw, the beaver was my favorite. He was on a mission to build his dam. I’ve never seen an animal so focused on the task at hand. That, and we watched him eat which was pretty darn cool too.

Here are a couple of the pictures Kevin took…

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Also, did you know that porcupines hang out in trees?

Totally crazy.

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  1. Hi All,

    here is a question I coudl use some help with. I would love to buy a cast iron pan and a soup pot too, but every one I tried was so heavy when loaded withv eg that I had trouble lifting it. I will start to lift weights for this but meanwhile, any suggestions?
    thanks from Katherine

    • Hey! Most cast iron pans are relatively heavy compared to nonstick and stainless steel. Perhaps you could do a Google search for a “lightweight cast iron pan” and see what comes up? Good luck!

      • My suggestion would be to find the lightest cast iron pan that is big enough for your needs, but then come up with strategies to avoid having to lift it. I have a small pan that I use for eggs and pancakes. I almost never wash it, and it keeps its seasoning perfectly. And I have a large one that I use for meat and veggies. That one is heavy and requires two hands to lift.

  2. I used to eat lot of beets & beet greens too, but ever since I found out I have kidney stones stuck in my kidney, I’ve been avoiding many things..except chocolate;;

  3. oh my goodness chili sweet potatoes! this is the third sweet potato recipe I’ve seen today, and each one has made me imagine I’m inhaling a perfectly crispy on the outside, super soft on the side, tater.

    Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  4. This looks really, really good. It’s a great reminder that healthy, delicious meals can be so simple. Sometimes I get caught up in making a complicated dinner but I need to remember that sometimes throwing together a few whole foods is all you need!

  5. I love the idea of quick and healthy recipes like this one. It’s great when you can make something within a reasonable amount of time and it concentrates on the specific ingredients in the meal as opposed to a one-pot mash of a million different foods.

    • I couldn’t agree with you more, Jaime! You’re going to love the lunch and dinner recipes this week then!

  6. We are new to eating sauteed greens in our house. You’d think by the time you reached the age of 50+ that they would have been served at least a few times. We’ve been missing out all these years. At least we’re eating them now. I’ll be giving your recipe a try for sure. I love the kick you’ve added to the potatoes too!

  7. LOL what a coincidence.. I’m eating beet greens in my omelette right now!! Ooh and do I detect someone’s new favourite way to slice sweet potatoes? ;) Sounds like you had a really fun weekend. I have a boatload of stuff to tell you (hence the email delay) but I’m hoping to have a chilled out night. Beware – novel ahead!!

  8. I just made sweet potatoes for the first time last week (roasted them with a bit of cardamom and honey) and am officially obsessed with them! I love the idea of pairing their natural sweetness with the kick of chili seasoning. Can’t wait to try!