Believe it or not, beets have a lot of sugar but very few calories, so you can have something sweet without the guilt. They also are rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants.


Credit: Leigh Beisch

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4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups salad)


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  • Peel the beets, and cut them into wedges. Place beets in a large saucepan, and cover with water. Boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until tender; drain. Finely grate 2 teaspoons orange rind. Peel and section the oranges, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Combine orange rind, juice, olive oil, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Place 1/2 cup arugula on each of 4 plates. Divide beets and orange sections among the plates, and drizzle with dressing. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon ricotta; sprinkle with caraway seeds.


Nutrition Facts

132 calories; fat 7g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 5mg; iron 1mg; sodium 88mg; calcium 92mg.