Bring on the BBQ! Many people have a misconception that barbecue can be unhealthy. The fact is it doesn’t have to be. Here are some easy, healthy and delicious tips to make your food taste great and keep your stomach full!
1. Marinade is your friend:
Get inspired and find marinades for everything you put on the grill. Use fresh spices like thyme, rosemary, basil or parsley. Add succulence with lemon juice, lime juice, avocado oil or flavored olive oil. Using marinades will amp up the flavor and help you stay away from adding all those calorie-laden sauces to your meal.
2. Hot-off-the-grill veggies:
Go to your local farmers’ market and stock up on some fresh veggies. Things like zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, corn and squash all taste great grilled. Plus, they are low-calorie options that are full of vitamins and minerals.
3. Remove the fat and keep it lean:
When selecting meat, try to stick to leaner meats like flank steak, pork tenderloin or fish. Remember to be sure to cut off the fat before marinating (usually more applicable to steak).
4. Portion control:
It’s easy to get carried away, especially during BBQ season. Try to use this rule of thumb as a guide: only have meat equal to or less than the same as the size of your fist. You’ll cut down on the calories and you won’t feel as full.
5. Have fun with sparkling water:
We all love to indulge in a few beverages while the grill is on. Try to stick to low-calorie options and remove all those sugary drinks from your diet. Cut up some fresh fruit and have a sparkling water buffet – where you and your guests can get creative by adding a variety of fruits to your drinks.
By following these simple tips, you should be on your way to an ultimate summer BBQ season. Also remember to take your Xenadrine® 30 minutes before your two biggest meals!