20 Heart "Beet" Valentine's Day Recipes

Nothing "beets" a happy healthy heart to celebrate love. Did you know that the beautiful beet is packed with superhero heart-healthy nutrients that increase blood circulation, balance blood pressure, and reduce inflammation? Interestingly, the "quirky" heart-shape of the beetroot implies a deep connection to the icon of love. Beets even "bleed" red, the vibrant hue containing powerful antioxidants protecting against heart disease. There are so many reasons to eat more beets!

This Valentine's week, give your loved ones (and yourself) a vibrant dose of deliciously healthy foods, love, and laughter. 

"Where there is love there is life." -Mahatma Gandhi

20 Valentine's Day Beet Recipes

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Just Beet It BONUS: DIY Red Food Coloring

The vibrant red color of beets is perfect for creating a natural red food coloring! The bright stain from red beets that may cause you to cringe every time you think of cooking or handling beets is a beautiful, fascinating, and underdeveloped feature of the red beet.

Click here for DIY Red Beet Food Coloring

Recipe Contributors (Thank You!) 

Oat & Sesame: Heart Beet Risotto/Food Soulutions: Beet Berry Smoothie Bowl/A Spicy Perspective: Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad/Oh, Lady Cakes: Coconut Oil Sugar Cookies with Natural Beet Coloring/The Nourished Seedling: Pink Power Beet Pancakes/Trinity's Conscious Kitchen: Beet Wellness Juice/Easy Cooking With Molly: Healthy Beetroot Cutlets ((Valentine's Day Heart Patties)/Just Beet It: Beet, Goat Cheese, and Roasted Parsnip Dip/Tine At Home: Beetroot Soup with Love/Just Beet It: Pretty in Pink Pickled Beet Dirty Martini/The Persian Fusion: Super Healthy Beetroot Chocolate Mini-Bundt Cakes/Bev Cooks: Penne Pasta with a Roasted Beet Sauce/Bird and Cleaver: Beet-Glazed and Fennel Salmon/Purely Twins: Low Sugar Chocolate Covered Beet Fudge Bites/Vermillion Roots: Malaysian Beetroot Rendang/ The Conscious Dietitian: Simple Beet Dip with Balsamic Vinegar and Cream Cheese/Simple Healthy Kitchen: Beet It Up Beet Smoothie/Just Beet It: Super Red Detox Juice and DIY Skin Care Tips, Raw Chioggia Beet Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette, Quick-Pickled Beet Stems