Thursday, June 14, 2012

Recipe: Jill's Beta Carotene Special




Jill's Beta Carotene Special
This dish is loaded with beta carotene. Beta Carotene converts to Vitamin A, is part of the carotenoids which are powerful anti-oxidants found in highly pigmented red, orange and yellow fruits and veggies, and is fabulous for your skin. Eat a lot of it to help protect your skin against the sun.


    1 small yellow onion, coarsely chopped
    2 yams, cut into 1 inch pieces
    1/2 of a butternut squash, cut into 1 inch pieces
    1 red pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
    baby carrots (1/2 of a 16 oz. bag)
    3 tablespoons olive oil 
    salt and pepper to taste


Preheat your grill on medium. Place veggies on a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. A big enough piece to form a packet. Drizzle oil evenly over the veggies. Season with salt and pepper. Close foil to form a packet. Place on the grill and close the lid. Grill for about 30 minutes. Can also be made in the oven. Bake for 40 minutes at 350.


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