Summer’s finally in full swing and that means we’re attending several outdoor parties. With that being said, we are also enjoying barbecue chicken, pasta salad, and other food items that can give us summer calories.
Luckily, I was able to share a few healthy eating tips on Fox 45 News, compliments of bistroMD.com
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Smart tips for summer grilling, courtesy of bistroMD
“Use spices and herbs for seasonings instead of pre-made marinades/sauces which enables the cook to control sugar and sodium.
Season freshly chopped veggies with seasonings of your choice and toss in a bit of olive oil. Then wrap the veggies into a foil pouch. Place pouch on top grill rack while meat is grilling and flip occasionally. This times your meat and your veggies to complete at the same time.
Grill sliced pineapple and serve warm over Greek yogurt for dessert.
Use leftover grilled veggies the next day on a salad or as a homemade pizza topper, or use them with your leftover grilled chicken or steak for fajitas.”
At home, I had the opportunity to grill a few sliced pineapple and served over greek yogurt and it tastes delicious. I am actually planning to incorporate grilled fruits and veggies in my personal summer menu because it’s a time saver and super healthy (win-win situation.)
The recipe used was from Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa:
- 1 pineapple peeled and sliced in 1/2 inch thick pieces
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg ground
- 1/4 cup apple juice concentrate
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Plain, nonfat Greek Yogurt
- Carrington Farms Flax/Chia Blend
- In a bowl combine all ingredients except pineapple, yogurt, and Flax/Chia blend
- Marinate pineapple slices in mixture for 15 minutes
- Grill pineapple on each side for 2 minutes
- Remove from heat
- Serve warm over Greek yogurt, sprinkled with Flax/Chia seeds
Overall, I had a wonderful time hosting the morning news segment and even learned a new recipe that I can use at home. As a prior nutrition teacher, this was right on target and also fun to discuss.
Don’t forget to try these tips and eat healthy this summer!