Grilling Can Be a Healthy Way to Cook

Vegetables Cooking on the Grill

Having outdoor barbeque parties can be fun, but you might not realize how helpful they can be. That grilled flavor you love so much can provide a tastier way for you to eat a balanced meal.

For instance, many people enjoy eating meat and vegetable/fruit shish-kabobs. They are quite simple to make, too. All you need is some foot-long wooden or metal skewers. On your skewers, you can hang bell peppers, tomato, mushrooms, onions, pineapple or any other produce that would combine well with meat. Then, you can place them right on your grill's cooking surface. Doing this helps you eat your lean protein because of the fat that is drained off when cooked. At the same time, you are also consuming your vitamins by way of the veggies or fruit added to them.

Other healthy items that taste well grilled include squash, green beans, broccoli or carrots. All of these can be sautéed easily outside over an open fire by brushing a light coat of olive oil over them. You might even create a stir fry with them or include cooked vegetables along with grilled meat on fresh salad greens.

When grilling your food outside, make sure you keep in mind some tips. For instance, you will want to find a way to flavor your meat without using too much sugar in your sauces. Any time you can marinade with fruit sugars or low-sodium rubs – or find a barbeque recipe that tastes well without requiring a lot of sugar – that would be most beneficial.

It might take you a while to find the right kind of healthier seasoning and marinade combinations for your outdoor barbeques. However, the grilled taste along perhaps with some hickory-flavored mesquite chips will often provide you with enough flavor.



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