How Grilling Can Fit into Your Healthy Eating Resolution

Grilling in the backyard is a favorite pastime for many, but did you know that this popular cooking method can fit into a nutritious diet? Read on to learn how grilling can be incorporated into your healthy eating resolution for the year ahead.

Vegetables

Grilling vegetables is a delicious, quick, and simple way to get more fiber and nutrition in your diet. Try skewering cauliflower, zucchini, broccoli, and onion after coating the veggies in salt, pepper, and olive oil to create a delicious, eye-catching, and healthy side dish for your next outdoor gathering.

Fruit

Tossing fruit onto your gas or electric grill may not be the first thing to come to mind, but once you try grilled fruit, you’ll probably want to include this option in many of your healthy meals. Some of the most popular types of fruit for grilling include peaches, pineapples, pears, mangos, melons, bananas, and figs. Simply add butter or oil and your choice of seasonings and then grill like steaks or use skewers to make grilled fruit kabobs.

Meat

The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to healthy grilling recipes that feature steak or chicken. Consider marinating chicken thighs in oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and grilling in 1-inch wide strips. If fajitas are a favorite in your family, then skewer cubes of sirloin steak along with cut scallions, onions, and peppers before drilling with olive oil, adding your choice of seasonings, and grilling until the steak is medium-rare.

Fish and Seafood

Finally, grilling offers you an ideal way to prepare a wide range of healthy recipes that feature fish and seafood. For example, coating shrimp in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and seasonings before skewering and grilling can provide you with a delicious and healthy entrée. Or, wrap tilapia in foil along with veggies for mouthwatering grilled fish.

At Friedmans Appliance, we carry a broad range of BBQ brands from which to select. For information on what we offer for electric and gas grills in Pleasant Hill, please give us a call at (925) 808-2950.

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