Learn to sizzle your side with tangy baked asparagus! You will chase the evening blues away with this delicious side dish that comes together in no time flat. Baked asparagus is the perfect green thing to add to your dinner plate. Add fresh seasonings and off you go!
Sizzle Your Side: Tangy Baked Asparagus
We all know we need to eat the green things, right? It’s pretty basic if our parents taught us well. However, sometimes there can be a disconnect between the desire to eat healthy and the urge to flop on the couch.
Been there, done that? It’s when you’ve had a long day and you simply cannot bear to whip up anything – not even some easy baked asparagus. Because, well, nothing sounds at all easy.
Avoid a Vegetable Rut
I, my friends, was smack dab in the middle of a vegetable rut. After a long day I come to make dinner and usually take large handfuls of kale or spinach because it’s my version of fast food. That was getting a little old so when Scott picked up some asparagus for me at the store I was excited. I had half forgotten it existed. Not really, but you know what I mean. These things fall of our radar very quickly!
You have to mix up the veggies or you will get bored. Which is why I added some sizzle of my own here. Consider this your baked asparagus recipe with extras.
- 1 Bushel of Asparagus (Cleaned & Trimmed)
- 1 Cup Grape Tomatoes (Cleaned and Dicked)
- 2 Teaspoons Dried Thyme
- Pink Himalayan Salt (to taste)
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- Coconut Oil Spray
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the asparagus and tomatoes evenly on a rack upon a cookie sheet.
- Add the spices, spray with coconut oil spray and add the lemon juice.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove and eat.
As I have shared before about meal prep having food prepared can be a game changer. Although it is not a perfect system I find even just a little bit of efforts puts me in a good place to start the week. If I need to bake asparagus or roast brussels sprout come Wednesday who can be mad at that?
You do not always have to reheat your vegetables either. That is a common misconception. It is so simple to store it to eat later on top of a salad. There comes that spinach again. Oops.
Asparagus is just packed with health benefits: It’s loaded with nutrients: 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. Good stuff, right?
I think you are really going to love this baked asparagus if you give it a go! Here are some other vegetable side dishes that I think could also prevent you from a potential food rut. We are all about avoiding boredom here at The Bikini Experiment.
How About You?
- What’s on your plate these days?
- What’s your favorite veggie?