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  • Writer's pictureTracey Sinibaldi

Healthy Summer Grilling



Is grilling healthy? It can be. Grilling is one of the most flexible ways to cook. Summer is known for being the time to grill. You can grill so many different foods from steaks and burgers to poultry and fish, to potatoes and skewers of vegetables. 🔥


Here are some tips to get the most from grilling your food [without all the nasty stuff]:


Select meats that are lean and skinless, or even try grilling some tofu or vegetarian burgers from time to time. Animal fat can drip into the flames causing proteins to burn on the grill.


You can complete your meal by grilling veggies like potatoes, corn on the cob, or large slices of bell peppers, eggplant, or portobello mushrooms. 🥔 🌽


Pineapple

What if I told you you could even grill dessert? Have you ever tried grilled pineapple? 🍍😋

  • Pineapple rings. Grill for about 3 minutes per side, medium to high heat. You can put your favorite meat and toppings in between.

Mexican Grilled Corn

  • Grilled corn. Another grilling staple. Keep the corn on the heat until the kernels start to get charred. Rotate until all sides are cooked.

  • On the side, mix together low-fat mayonnaise, plain Greek yogurt, lime juice, and chili powder. Top the corn once finished.

Foil Packets

  • Place a chicken breast onto a piece of foil, followed by a variety of vegetables like tomatoes, asparagus, or bell peppers. Add olive oil and your go-to seasonings.

  • Close the foil and cook on the grill for about 15 to 20 minutes on high heat.

Grilled Zucchini & Summer Squash

  • Slice both the zucchini and squash into thin pieces. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  • Grill on medium to high heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Season after finished.

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