This ruby-red root vegetable has a sweet, slightly bitter flavor that pairs well a wide variety of proteins, spices, and other vegetables. Beets are well-known for their ability to cleanse the body. They detox the liver and can even prevent cancer. Red beets have a crunchy texture when raw but become buttery soft when cooked. Add chopped beets to an arugula salad with goat cheese and candied walnuts or oven-roast them with squash for a simple side dish. You could also try pickling them!