Want to start your journey to a healthier lifestyle? Then start grilling your food! Grilling food is generally healthier than cooking it on the stove or in the oven, but there are many other ways to keep food even more nutritious by grilling.
Follow these effective and healthy grilling tips to jump-start your new lifestyle!
Choose the right protein
Now is the time to choose leaner, healthier cuts of meat! Instead of the usual high-fat meats, opt for healthier options like chicken breast, skinless chicken and fish, lean poultry, etc. When you cook them right, no one will miss red meat!
While red meat from time to time is fine, keep in mind that it contains more saturated fat. If you use pork or beef, choose loin or round cuts. Instead of the first degree, choose the option or select the degrees.
Make a delicious dressing or marinade
By using natural herbs and spices to create a dressing or marinade, you are adding incredible flavor to your protein without using and consuming too much salt. For every pound of food, you will need about 1 tablespoon of spice dressing or 1/2 cup of marinade.
Just remember not to use herbs or spices after you have touched raw meat!
Divide your food
Did you know that 3 oz. Is the healthy serving size for all types of meat? It’s up to you to have more, but definitely don’t go over 6 oz. Don’t forget you still have side dishes and delicious grilled fruits or veggies to enjoy!
Opt for healthier side dishes
It’s a great time to ditch your usual store-bought barbecue sides like macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, or coleslaw; they contain a lot of added sugars, sodium, and saturated fat. Instead, make healthier homemade versions.
Add lots of color and nutrition to your menu and use fresh fruits and vegetables as garnishes. Make colorful fruit or vegetable kabobs or a colorful bean salad. The possibilities are endless!
Use buns or whole wheat bread
Planning to grill hot dogs or hamburgers? Choose whole grain buns and bread as they will provide more fiber, flavor, and texture. You can also go for an open burger or lettuce wrap if you are keeping an eye on your calorie intake.
Follow these effective and healthy grilling tips for a more nutritious barbecue and meal from now on!