Video blog: Roasted beet and apple salad

Roasted beet and apple salad

I’m excited.

Today, the Motive Nutrition blog turns 1 year old. Woot!

One year ago, I set out into unknown territory when I started this blog and although I wasn’t sure what would come of it, I did have a mission in mind: to provide content that would motivate people to get back to basics in the kitchen, eat real food and take charge of their health. And although this is a big goal, and one I will continuously work towards, I’ve got to say say that after one year, I’ve had a rockin’ good time.

And so, to keep the good times going, Motive Nutrition will now be coming at you via video, too. You can expect recipe and nutrition videos, geared towards getting you to eat real food, and motivating videos to provide you with tools and strategies to take charge of your health.

Now, on with today’s video, which is a recipe post featuring one of my ALL TIME favourite foods: Beets. Find out what they can do for you and how to enjoy them:


Roasted beet and apple salad

Serves 2 -3


4 small beets or 3 medium

2 teaspoons of honey

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper

1 apple, cut into matchsticks

3 tablespoons chopped, toasted pecans

1 oz soft goat cheese, crumbled


1. Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Place beets on a sheet of aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil and with 1 – 2 tablespoons of water. Form a very tight package and place in the oven for 50 minutes to an hour or until the beets are fork tender. Let cool to room temperature and simply rub the skin of with your fingers. (A wedge of lemon comes in handy afterwards to remove the pink stain from your fingers)

2. Slice the peeled beets into bite-sized pieces and reserve. (Note: you can also keep them whole, and store in the fridge for quick use later during the week. They keep this way 3-5 days in a covered container)

3. In a large bowl, whisk the honey, vinegar and olive oil until emulsified. Add a pinch of salt and cracked black  pepper.

4. To the dressing, add the beets, apple, chopped pecans and toss just until coated. Taste and adjust seasoning.

5. Sprinkle with goat cheese and serve.



So I hope you enjoy today’s video. Again, the idea is to get the conversation going about good nutrition, real food, food and the importance of home cooking. If these things resonate with you too, feel free to share the health:

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Do you love beets? Are there any topics you’d like to see covered via video? Let me know below:



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6 Responses to Video blog: Roasted beet and apple salad

  1. What a great idea to add videos! I love beets too and I think it’s very nice to see you explaining this easy recipee in a video. Congratulations for your first year. Nice initiative! Keep the good work! 🙂

  2. BEETS are in the oven ! Can’t wait to see the finishing
    Little question
    Been over an hour beets are in oven , I feel like there still too
    Hard . The beets I picked are pretty big ones
    How tender do they need to b exactly ? My fork goes in but not smoothly

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