Just because it is cold outside doesn’t mean you should take a hiatus from vegetables. It might not be summer salad season, but your body still needs veggies through the winter. As a resident of Washington, D.C., I’ve had my fair share of winter – and I’ve enjoyed my fair share of winter vegetables as well.
In this short video, I will give you ideas for getting hot veggies in the cold of winter.
How does roasted tomatoes with basil and roasted eggplant sound? Time-saving tip: make a list of veggies you plan to buy at the store, when you get home roast them all together and package them separately for use later on in the week.
Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A and C, fiber, and lycopene (an antioxidant shown to be beneficial in heart health and cancer prevention).
Eggplant skin has an antioxidant compound called nasunin. Nasunin is a free radical scavenger that has been shown to protect cell membranes from damage. It also contains one of the most potent of antioxidants found in all plants, chlorogenic acid, which slows the release of sugar into the blood after a meal (keeps a level blood sugar).