A healthy way to grill asparagus

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Nothing beats fresh asparagus as a side dish or a healthy meal prep addition. One spear of asparagus is only around 3 calories but is packed with nutrition. Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. Asparagus is also a great antioxidant and has been shown to help detoxify the body. It contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which serves as a natural diuretic, and increased urination not only releases fluid but helps rid the body of excess salts. Not only does this little green veggie have a ton of health benefits, it tastes great too!

IMG_7509.JPGWhen I make asparagus I always grill it in a skillet unless it is the summer time and then I grill it outside on a bbq. It helps to keep the stalks kind of crunchy and not all soggy and soft. The first thing I do is wash them all under the running water and then I cut off the ends or bottoms. Then I spray a skillet on low to medium flame with coconut oil. I also add about 1 tbsp of organic olive oil to the skillet and cut up a few cloves of garlic.

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I am a big garlic lover and so is my husband so thankfully we never have to worry that one of us is going to gross out the other with garlic breath. I also grill the garlic in the skillet and then I sprinkle on Bragg’s Nutritional Yeast Seasoning on top and mix it around to coat all sides. This adds some tasty flavor as well as some additional nutrition to this dish. It also has a little bit of a tasty cheese flavor so you can add it to a ton of recipes.

BRAGG PREMIUM NUTRITIONAL YEAST SEASONING BENEFITS
Vegan
Vegetarian
Gluten-Free
Great Taste
Kosher Certified
Salt-Free
Nutritious
Sugar-Free
Vitamin B including natural Vitamin B12 (from Cobalamin)

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I highly recommend Bragg’s products since they are great alternatives to some unhealthy seasonings on the market. I use their Liquid Aminos in a ton of my meal prepping and stir fry dishes too.

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