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Spark up Your Grill Out with these Fruits and Vegetables
We all enjoy grilling, but sometimes the classics can leave you feeling unhealthy. You’ll want to make sure that you’re getting the proper amount of vitamins and protein throughout the hot summer, so let’s change up the traditional summer cook-out with a healthy and refreshing twist! Here are some grilled fruit and veggie recipes that will enhance your backyard cookouts!
If you’re looking for a sweet, yet smoky flavor, try this grilled watermelon paired with blue cheese and prosciuttorecipe! This provides many delicious flavors in one dish. Grilling watermelon enhances the sweetness of the fruit, while the blue cheese and prosciutto add a touch of salt.
We’re all fans of fries as an appetizer, but this time, trade them for grilled sweet potatoes with lime and cilantro! This recipe will give you a sweet, savory side or appetizer that is fairly simple to create. Plus, sweet potatoes are filled with vitamins A and B6, as well as potassium.
Now, it’s time to consider the main course! It is no secret that peppers are a great source of nutrients, so give thesepesto-filled grilled bell peppers a shot! Bell peppers are packed with vitamins C and K, so they’ll boost your immune system and lower inflammation.
For another option, try these grilled eggplant kebobs! High in vitamins A and C and fiber, eggplant is comprised mostly of healthy carbs. This is why the mighty vegetable provides a potent amount of energy!
Last but not least, don’t forget dessert! Try something different—give these grilled apples with cheese and honey a try! You’ll get the best of both worlds: dessert and a cheese plate. Containing fiber and vitamin C, apples also help regulate your blood sugar.
If you’re looking for a smoky yet refreshing flavor, try these grilled strawberries with lemon-mint sauce! The zesty lemon-mint drizzle will not only make this dessert refreshing, but help you kick those sugar cravings to the curb. Strawberries have a unique combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, while the mint will promote digestion. This dish will cleanse your palate, so it makes for the perfect final course!
What are your favorite fruits and veggies to grill? Share with us in the comments below!
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