I adore roasted vegetables…they give such a different and robust flavor to the veggie and, in my opinion, make vegetables really easy to eat.

But one vegetable that I surprisingly haven’t tried to roast yet was beets. With a fresh bundle of beets on hand, I decided that now was the time.

In just a few quick and easy steps, my beets were roasting away in the oven, and I was anxiously awaiting that first bite. They turned out even better than I expected!

The salt, thyme, and orange juice seasoning were perfect. They were sweet and tender, but with a kick. Absolutely delicious. And of course, they are 0 Points per serving which makes them all the tastier.

My husband liked these a lot too, and they will definitely become a go-to vegetable side dish in our household. Enjoy!


roasted beets

Roasted Beets Recipe

A simple side dish recipe that makes a big impact, these roasted beets are healthy, unique and delicious. Full of vitamins and minerals, they are the perfect vegetable side dish to go with your favorite Weight Watchers Recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 6
Calories 48 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 12 fresh beets - trimmed, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Juice from ½ a fresh orange

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray a medium-sized baking sheet with non-fat cooking spray.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine beets with freshly squeezed orange juice, salt, and thyme. Toss well.
  • Place beets on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven for about 40-45 minutes, turning once, until the beets are tender. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5 cupCalories: 48 kcal (2%)Carbohydrates: 10 g (3%)Protein: 2 g (4%)Fat: 0 gFiber: 2 g (8%)
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

4 Comments

  1. Two tsp of salt is too much; otherwise this is a good recipe. Next time I will cut the salt in half.

  2. Jennifer Guy Reply

    Hi,

    I put your recipe into the recipe builder in the weight watchers site and found that they calculate it with 3 points per serving. I put in a recipe with all vegetables (all supposedly 0 points) and it came up with a 7 point per serving “price”. I don’t understand, but if it really is that expensive, then that might be why I’m not losing weight. ??

    Any wisdom on this?

  3. I love love love roasted beets! Even my fiance will eat them (with a little horseradish). I’ve never tried seasoning them with orange and thyme.

  4. www.hotspicyandskinny.com Reply

    I’m such a fan of beets! Can I share something that I think is a shortcut? Instead of peeling the beets, I roast them first. Then I let them cool a bit. Using a paper towel, I pull the skin off. The skin usually slides right off after they’re cooked.

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