4 Health Benefits of Grilling Vegetables

The weather might be cold, but it’s always a great time to grill! Village Catering knows that grilling vegetables is a great way to add flavor to your meal without loading on additional fat. Some of the health benefits of grilling vegetables include:

  • Needing to use less butter and oil. Unlike frying or baking, grilling your vegetables helps them retain moisture. This means that you won’t have to use as much butter or fat during the cooking process—resulting in a dish that has fewer calories and more flavor!
  • Better nutrition. Vegetables are healthy because they’re jam-packed with vitamins and minerals. However, when you fry and blanch vegetables, they can lose their nutrients to the cooking process. Grilling your veggies not only helps them retain their vitamins and minerals but can also aid in the digestion process. For example, when carrots are grilled, they release more carotenoids, an antioxidant that’s great for eye and skin health as well as helping to prevent certain types of cancer.
  • Better color retention. Blanching and boiling vegetables might be healthy for you, but these cooking methods can cause vegetables to lose their color and texture. Grilling is just as healthy and brings out the colors of the vegetables, making them more appetizing for children and picky eaters.
  • Improved flavors. Grilling naturally enhances the flavors of the vegetables, so you don’t even have to use marinades when you’re using the grill. The direct heat from the grill also caramelizes the sugars inside of the vegetables, which adds a pleasant crunch and a char-like scent that further enhances the taste of the food.

Village Catering offers a number of delicious grilled vegetables to complement your wedding, corporate, or airline catering. Give our team a call at 215-437-3337 to learn more about our complete list of menu options!