5 Healthy Grillables To Spice Up Your Memorial Day Weekend!
Here comes the sun!
And not far behind it, the sound of grills
being rolled out of storage for summertime cooking. Hamburgers and hot-dogs are great, but if you want to shake things up, consider these five healthy foods that take on a whole new flavor when cooked on the grill.
The avocado craze continues, and you can get your grill in on the trend. Avocados are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, and other nutrients. When grilled, they take on a unique, fire-roasted flavor. Cut your avocados in half, leave the peel on, and grill them flesh-side down. Consider using grilled avocados to make a smoky guacamole dip.
Salmon stands up to heat as well as a meaty protein like beef, so it’s a good choice for grilling. It’s also a great alternative to red meat because it’s leaner and packed with omega-3 fatty acids. It takes minimal seasoning to make salmon tasty, and it cooks quickly. Put it on the grill skin-side down and it’s ready in 10 minutes.
Forget about the oven or microwave — put your potatoes on the grill for the fluffy consistency of a baked potato but in less time and with tasty grilled flavors. Make sure you keep the skin on to boost your fiber intake. Potatoes also have more potassium than bananas and are high in vitamin C.
Crank your grill to medium heat, then place your asparagus spears perpendicular to the grill grates so they don’t fall through. A little bit of seasoning goes a long way, and these veggies pack a punch of diuretic properties that can help reduce the bloat of salty food or boozy drinks.
Cooking peaches over an open flame softens them and maximizes their sweetness. Grilled peaches often taste like those baked in a pie, but with fewer calories than a peach pie, grilled peaches are a fantastic, healthy alternative for dessert. Put your peach halves flesh-side down on medium heat and they’ll be ready in minutes.
There are a lot of great options when it comes to grilling. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your recipes, and consider some of these delicious and healthy alternatives if you’ve got a summer bod you’re hoping to keep or create.
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