When it comes to side dishes and snacks, there are a lot of foods to choose from! Unfortunately, most foods classified as “snacks” are loaded with sodium (think chips, pretzels, etc). Excess sodium in the diet is an independent risk factor to a global silent killer – high blood pressure. What if you could have a snack that satisfies your taste buds and helps to tame your blood pressure at the same time? It’s here in this roasted beet recipe. Quick and easy to make, this recipe takes nutrient rich beets and turns them into little chips of hypertension prevention. A 2008 study found that consumption of the juice of beets could actually help to lower blood pressure. Now that’s a snack that’s hard to "beet!"