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Healthy Grilling Guide
Your Guide to Healthy Grilling
Preparing home-cooked meals on a personal grill provides several advantages for anyone pursuing a healthy diet. Not only are you aware of (and in control of) the ingredients used in your food, you’ll be able make choices about how your food is prepared, adding flavor without adding fat. Grilling inherently allows fat to drip away from your food instead of remaining on or in your meats. Although some grills are designed to channel fat and meat juices away from your food, many grate-style grills will also accomplish this leaner cooking style.
Lean Meat, Fish & Poultry
The first step to healthy grilling is starting with healthy choices. These choices can include lean cuts of beef or lean ground beef for burgers. Chicken and fish are both naturally lean choices that can easily be prepared flavorfully on a grill.
Vegetables are an easy addition to any grilled meal. Put them on skewers or in a grill basket.
Health-conscious Flavor Sources
When you choose seasonings for your meat and grilled vegetables, it’s important to remember that you’re on the lookout for more than just unnecessary fat. Sodium or salt, and sugar are big issues for grillers who want distinctive rich or smoky flavors in their food. Look for low-sodium alternatives and use sugars or sweet sauces in moderation.
Remember you can always add flavor with wood chips or chunks, either in a tray for gas grills or add them over top of your coals for charcoal grills.