Recipe: Roasted Veggies on the Grill

My family (Cori here) likes to grill as much as possible when the weather and our schedules allow. Really, my husband likes to grill, so I certainly encourage him to do so. I always appreciate a night off from cooking. 🙂

One of our favorite grilling sides is to throw some red potatoes, carrots, a little butter and seasoning in foil and then throw it on the grill. Delicious!

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Potatoes get a bad rap because they are starchy carbohydrates that can cause your blood sugar to rise. If you are on a no-carb or low-carb eating plan, then you probably won’t like this recipe. The way you prepare your potatoes actually influences their “score” on the Glycemic Index. I searched for a while trying to find the GI of roasted red potatoes, and I couldn’t find it. If you’d like more information about potatoes, here is a general list for foods from Shake Off the Sugar. And here is an article titled The Glycemic Index of Potatoes at Livestrong.

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My goal right now is to eat mostly real foods, so potatoes are OK for me. If they are OK for you, then here is an easy recipe for you:

Roasted Potatoes & Carrots on the Grill

Ingredients:

  • Red potatoes

  • Carrots

  • Butter

  • Seasoning (We use Lawry’s, but feel free to experiment with your own favorites.)

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Directions:

Thinly slice your washed red potatoes. Wash, peel and cut carrots. (The amount you use will vary depending on the size of your veggies and the number of servings you want to use. The amount pictured fed my family of five.) Layer the potatoes and carrots in foil, adding small pieces of butter and seasoning as you go. You can use regular foil or a foil pan, as pictured, that can be washed and used again. I usually use around 1 tablespoon of butter total and try to get seasoning on all of the potatoes. Throw it on the grill until the veggies are cooked to your liking. Yes, this is a very “ish” recipe. Experiment and see what works for you!
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4 thoughts on “Recipe: Roasted Veggies on the Grill

  1. Jen

    What is a good substitute if you don’t eat butter? I’ve tried olive or veg oil but the foil veggies seem to burn.

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    1. Cori D. Post author

      Hi Jen,

      I’m not really sure, since oil doesn’t seem to work. Maybe someone else will have a good idea and can respond. I’ve asked on Facebook, so hopefully someone will have a great idea!

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    2. Cori D. Post author

      Hi Jen,

      Most people suggested using olive oil. One person recommended some salad dressing (Italian). Maybe you just need to try shortening the time you put your veggies on the grill? Hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by.

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