Tips for a Healthy Barbecue

 

It’s barbecuing season! A fun and healthy BBQ is just what you need this summer season. We have all worked so hard this year to get in great shape and there is no reason to stop now. Barbecues can be so much fun but can sabotage all our hard work. Here are some tips for the 2015 season:

To add flavor without the extra calories use:

Soy sauce (less-sodium type): 2 tablespoons contain 20 calories

Tomato paste: 2 tablespoons contain 30 calories

Chili sauce: 2 tablespoons contain 40 calories

Worcestershire sauce: 2 tablespoons contain 30 calories

Have lots of veggies to throw on the grill (marinade in the above one hour before grilling)

Use only lean meats, skinless chicken and fish, there can be a huge difference in calories 4 ounces of roasted chicken breast with skin contains 223 calories

4 ounces of roasted chicken breast without the skin contains 187 calories and half the fat 4-ounce serving of a higher fat steak (Porterhouse), contains 337 calories

4-ounce serving of a leaner steak(sirloin) contains just 240 calories and half the fat

4-ounces serving of salmon contains just 150 calories and the best fat for us

Prepare ahead and portion your servings no bigger than 5 ounces per piece.

Lastly, have lots of fruit to serve for dessert and be creative: Fruit Kebobs Fresh fruit ice pops Cut up fruit dipped in dark chocolate!

 

Source: PTI Buzz – May 19, 2014