Low Fat BBQ Tips – Get Ready For Summer

March 24, 2015 | By Administrator | Filed in: Nutrition Tips For Weight Loss.

Low Fat BBQ Tips

 

Low fat bbq tips, Santa Maria Barbeque

Low fat bbq tips, Santa Maria Barbeque—Jeffrey Beall (Flickr.com)

During the summer, the grill is hot. If you like the taste of grilled food, you can enjoy it without all the fat. Here are a few tips to enjoy scrumptious grilled food treats.

What is it about grilling that we like? For one, grilling is a healthy way to eat food without all of the fat. The fat simply drips away, leaving you with succulent meat to enjoy. And the grill is versatile. You can cook more than just hotdogs, hamburgers and ribs.

Low Fat BBQ Tips

* Grilled pineapples – Who knew that you could grill fruit? Fresh pineapple slices are a delicious complement to your BBQ. You can use them to top your favorite burger, eat them alone or use them as a base or topping for a dessert.

Cut and slice the pineapples. Use fresh pineapples if at all possible. You will enjoy superior flavours, without the extra sugar of the canned variety.

Wait for the grill to heat up, then lay the slices on the hot grate. Be sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. The grilling will enhance the flavor, producing a sweeter, BBQ flavor. Watch for grill marks on the pineapple slices and remove quickly from the grill.

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* Caramelized veggies – You can even cook vegetables on the grill. Place the veggies of your choice in a piece of aluminum foil. Sprinkle them with some extra virgin olive oil. Tent the foil securely over them. This allows the space to turn into a convection oven and cook them evenly. Add a bit of soy sauce to the veggies so it can caramelize them. Try onions, sliced bell peppers, hot peppers and zucchini.

* Grilled corn on the cob – This is a real treat. Soak your corn in the husk in cool water for an hour. This removes any unmentionable bugs and saturates the corn and husk for better grilling.

Pull the husk back to remove the hairs and then re-cover and tie with string. Close the husk to create a kind of convection within as you grill the corn. Place the corn directly on the grill for about thirty minutes. Dress corn with parmesan cheese, salt and butter spread.

* Tasty kabobs – You can put just about anything on a kabob and flavor it to taste good on the grill. In the interest of low fat treats, skewer your kabobs with veggies and lean meat. Try chicken chunks, shrimp and lean beef.

If not using metal skewers, soak the wooden ones in water for about thirty minutes so they won’t burn. Add your meat and vegetable cubes.

If you want to cover them in a succulent teriyaki or barbecue glaze, wait until they are about done cooking and then place on a piece of foil so the marinade can caramelize.

Are you set for grilling this summer?

These few ideas we just reviewed for tasty low-fat food treats will add nutritious, healthy foods for your dinner table. And you fix them right on your grill following the low fat bbq tips we covered in this post.


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