I must admit, living in Texas we grill out all year long. Grilling vegetables is not only a delicious way to spice up your meal, but it also offers a wide variety of health benefits. You won’t even have to think twice about getting your daily intake of vegetables, they will be too good to resist!
Did you know that when you grill vegetables, they take on a whole new variety of health benefits? Vegetables release different key nutrients after being fired up on the grill versus on a stove or in the oven.
The enhanced flavors– not only will your vegetables be more nutritious, they will take on a whole new level of flavor. The heat from the barbeque will bring out the smoky flavors, while the caramelization will help enhance the natural sweetness in your veggies.
They retain their nutrients– vegetables tend to lose their nutritional value as they are cooked. Grilling, on the other hand, has the opposite effect. Vegetables will actually hold on to their vitamins and minerals the best during this cooking process. So if you prefer eating your vegetables cooked, grilling is your best bet.
They help you lose weight- one of the greatest benefits for those who are trying to lose weight is that grilling vegetables can help aid weight loss! Grilling doesn’t require any added oils or dressings, making it one of the cleanest ways to eat cooked veggies.
The beauty of this recipe is you can use any vegetables you desire. In this recipe I used the following:
1 lb. of little potatoes
1 lb. asparagus
1/4 cup pecans
Trim all vegetables. Toss in a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper.