July 22, 2011
Fire Up the BBQ
If you can't take the heat, don't cook in the kitchen! The hot summer months can make it unappealing to heat up the oven or stove.
Grilling can be a fast and easy way to prepare foods during the warmer seasons. The foods we tend to think of when grilling are typically high in fat or sodium -- burgers, brats, ribs, hot dogs, etc.
Grilling actually can be a very healthy way to prepare your food, as you do not need to add extra fat to the foods you prepare.
For meats, try skinless chicken breasts; turkey breast tenderloins; fish; lean cuts of beef (round or loin with excess fat trimmed); lean ground beef, turkey or chicken made into burgers (at least 90 percent lean); or a vegetarian burger patty.
Nothing beats fresh grilled zucchini, summer squash, asparagus, eggplant, onions, corn, mushrooms and peppers as stand alone items, or mixed together.
Some people also might enjoy grilling fresh fruits, such as peaches, plums, bananas, apples, pears, pineapple or nectarines.
Posted by Lisa at July 22, 2011 6:01 AM
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You just named my favorite things to grill. The turkey loin sound good. I will have to try that. Fruit is interesting to grill also.
Veggies are another grilling staple at our house. Little smells better than grilled onions. Yum!
Posted by: Todd at July 23, 2011 4:31 AM