Eat Your Veggies!
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. – Doug Larson
For the love of veggies –
They’re good for you and over a flame they taste like candy – well not literally, but certainly sweet. Everything from asparagus to eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, carrots, zucchini…. the list goes on and on….all come to life when grilled – seriously!
I’ve never eaten a veggie I didn’t like… well, let me rephrase that… I’ve never eaten a properly prepared veggie I didn’t like – especially when grilled! The combination of flavours – smokey carmelized crunchy juiciness – YUM!! It’s natural goodness at it’s best.
I often read varying reports of just how many vegetables you should consume each day. While you may question the amount necessary to get in all your vitamins and nutrients, one thing is absolutely certain – your mother was right! Vegetables are good for you! There is no question in that. Veggies are rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals, and beneficial in hydration (veggies have a high water content). A diet that includes a rainbow of veggies is simply smart.
I know so many people (shocking to me) that do not like veggies – children especially. I would have to guess that this is largely do to how they are prepared and presented. Vegetables offer their own natural sweetness. Boiling them should be a crime! So please hear me… DO NOT BOIL YOUR VEGGIES! Potatoes of course are the exception. With summer upon us… get outside! Use your grill! If you don’t already have a grill basket – go out and get one. Try mixing a variety of colours and textures. Toss them all together with some good quality olive oil, sea salt, cracked black pepper and something acidic like citris or balsamic vinegar. Add in some herbs and garlic and presto! Dee-lish!
The most wonderful thing about vegetables for me is, they are food from the earth. Directly from the earth. How great is that?
Veggies – go out and get some. Have them for dinner tonight!
Tell me…. did your mom ever say, “eat your veggies”? Have you ever told your children to, “eat your veggies”?