I'm all about hiding vegetables in my kids' food and apples seem to mix well with so many of them. I love the idea of beets with apples, since beets, when cooked, take on a really sweet flavor. They mix well with warm spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and anything made with beets is just so bright and beautiful.
Beets are a superfood and full of so many vitamins and minerals. They are bursting with iron, potassium, magnesium, vitamins A, B and C, and lots of beta-carotene. I always feel good knowing when my kids are getting an extra boost anywhere they can get it!
Chopped apples and beets simmer with spices for half an hour creating a sweet mixture of fruits and warm spices.
recipe adapted from the Little Foodie cookbook
6 organic apples, peeled, cored and shopped
1 small organic beet, peeled and chopped
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 cup water
Place apples, beets, spices and water in a medium sauce pan, covered, on low- medium heat for 35-40 minutes.
When the mixture has cooled, place in a food processor and blend until desired consistency.