Slim Down Your BBQ Instantly
Posted On May 30, 2016
What we don’t suggest for this weekend is piling on more pounds than necessary. Whether you’re planning a get together with friends and family or you just want to whip up some home style ‘merican munchies for you and your significant other, we’ve listed some ways to add a healthy spin to your barbecue.
Grill Up Some Veggies
If this is not the simplest way to eat healthy, I don’t know what is. Use a grill basket, corn holders, or skewers to roast a variety of veggies or serve the greens as a side dish along with grilled lean meat. Load up your plate with the healthy veggies and fill yourself up to prevent you from over indulging in high-calorie dishes.
Don’t Always Choose Beef
Veggie burgers and hot dogs made with whole grains, legumes, and vegetables or tofu are appetizing low-calorie and low-cholesterol selections. However, if you do choose red meat, go with grass-fed beef. Here’s why.
Choose Your Buns Wisely
Find buns made with real whole-wheat flour.
DIY Your Dips
Avoid those creamy store bought dips, and DIY your own guacamole instead. Aside from healthy fats, avocados offer protein, fiber, and oleic acid. A few tips for slimming down the flavorful dip are: substituting one avocado for green peas or mixing in a scoop of low fat yogurt to add a nice tang to your dip.
Go Easy on the Alcohol
Limit yourself to one low-calorie beer, and sip on flavored iced water or unsweetened tea.
BYOD – Bring Your Own Dish
If your friends are not as health-conscious as you, bring your own healthy dish so you know you’ll have something hearty to munch on.