Only four ingredientsÂ needed for this easy, flavorful, and filling snack or appetizer that takes minutes to make thanks to pre-roasted beets.Â
Time is money, and when it comes to saving money on your food costs, time is definitely a factor.
I am all for making things myself… kombucha, chicken biscuits, nut milk, cold brew coffee (for making your own pumpkin spiced lattes), and much more. However, there are times that it doesn’t make sense for you to stress yourself out trying to come up with an extra hour in the day to make your own whatever.
In my case, I am just finishing my 7-day road trip and move to San Diego, andÂ I’m quite overwhelmed with all the tasks involved in a vacation plus a cross-country move. Needless to say, making things from scratch isn’t on the books for the next week or so. I have no interest in adding any extra unnecessary stress. Trying to figure out how to put together a chair without stripping all the screwsÂ is causing enough of that.
However, one must eat, and if I’m going to eat, it better taste good. And while it better taste good, it also needs to help me feel nourished and energized. For me, that always means produce.
Thankfully, I found roasted beets peeled & packaged all prettyÂ for me. Then I grabbed some flavored goat cheese. The goat cheese need not be flavored, but I love a good garlic & herb goat cheese. I like the added flavor, especially when I’m only using a few ingredients.
Me using pre-roasted beetsÂ doesn’t mean you can’t roast your own beets. That’s obviously a great option if you have the time. However, it’s a good thing to look for convenience items that help make your life a little easier when trying to prepare meals, and pre-roasted beets are a great option. OtherÂ “convenience” foods I love areÂ frozen veggies, canned beans & veggies, and even canned salmon.
This tastyÂ 4 ingredient snack (or appetizer) recipe requires minimal effort and cooking time. Well, there’s no cooking time but you’ll spend just a few minutes preparing. And by a few minutes, I seriously mean like 3 minutes to make these.
**You can read more and find the recipe on the Frugal Feasts feature on the Healthy Aperture blog**