6 Reasons To Love Roasted Vegetables

The irresistible aroma of peppers and potatoes filling the air…it spells comfort and invites you to enjoy a delicious evening with family. But thereís more to roasted veggies than that tantalizing aroma! They are so good for your health, too! Iím listing just a handful of benefits that will have you popping another batch into the oven tonight.

  • Roasting certain vegetables actually increases† the bioavailability of the nutrients in them. For example, you get more carotenoids from carrots if you roast them, rather than steaming or sauteeing them.
  • Cooking vegetables without water leaches fewer nutrients from them. So, if you have a choice between boiling and roasting, opt for the latter!
  • Roasting veggies without oil keeps the calorie count low.
  • Itís really easy to roast vegetables. All you need to do is cut them fairly evenly and make sure theyíre not crammed together in the roasting pan.
  • Most importantly, roasted vegetables taste terrific! This cooking technique draws out their natural sweetness. Add to that the aromatic smokiness, and you have the taste buds all a-tingle!
  • Although dry roasting is easy and keeps things oil free, you can add oodles of flavor and glamour to your veggies by coating them with a good quality oil and spiking them with herbs and spices.

Related:
Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnut Brown Butter
Roasted Vegetable Tart

125 comments

Val M.
Val M4 years ago

Thanks

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Vita Pagh
Vita P4 years ago

It's a good an easy way to make a bunch of healthy food! Thanks for tips.

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Megan Martin
Megan Martin4 years ago

YUMMY!!

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J.L. A.
JL A4 years ago

good information

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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W4 years ago

thank you

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Laura Saxon
.4 years ago

Yum.

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Ramu Reddy4 years ago

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ANA MARIJA R4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Mm M.
MmAway M4 years ago

Thank you so much....Love your articles, I never knew some of these reasons!

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks.

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