Benefits of Beets:
Pick beets that are firm, with fresh, dark green leafy tops and store them in the fridge. Beets have an outer skin that is generally peeled off before using. If you roast them, the skin comes off easily. Use a vegetable peeler if peeling them raw. Eat them raw, roasted, boiled or steamed. The leaves are also edible and can be sautéed with a little oil.
There are tons of recipes out there for beet that include salads, soups, smoothies, brownies, dips, pancakes and more. Here is a very simple one to get you started.
Balsamic Roasted Beets (from The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook)