13 Delicious, Good-for-You Eats for the Ultimate Barbecue—with a Healthy Twist
Because guilt-free grilling is the best kind of grilling.
Besides being low in calories and filled with vitamins (A, C, E, and B12, to be specific), oysters also act as aphrodisiacs. Their amino acids trigger the production of sex hormones. Just follow these steps to prepare and grill your perfect oysters.
We’re not just talking about the grilled chicken (even though adding it does help you lose more weight). The easy trick of throwing a big hunk of romaine lettuce on the grill will elevate this common salad. Find out how to make a grilled Caesar salad like a professional chef.
Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that reduces inflammation and pain. Grilling this tropical fruit makes it even more juicy and delicious without losing its pain-relieving properties. Test it out on this Jerk Pork and Grilled Pineapple with Corn recipe.
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Smoke and peaches go hand-in-hand, and their high amounts of potassium and antioxidants make peaches one of the healthiest fruits for your body. Try this Grilled Chicken and Peach Salad With Watercress recipe for a sweet and savory healthy treat.
Skip the traditional white potatoes and grill up some sweet potatoes (not to be mistaken with yams) for a healthy potato salad recipe. Your body will thank your for the heart-healthy nutrients and natural umami.
There are scientific reasons why we should eat dessert every day, but that doesn’t mean you should stick with the usual chocolate or ice cream. For a unique dessert, grill up this assortment of saffron-spiced tropical fruit and serve with low-fat ice cream or frozen yogurt.
Haloumi cheese is a traditional Greek cheese that doesn’t lose its shape when grilled. Toss it on the fire for a great vegetarian option topped with a delicious tomato dressing. (Here’s what your favorite cheese says about your personality.)
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Cooked and cooled polenta can be cut into shapes and grilled to make an excellent base for a savory topping. In this recipe the polenta is flavored with gruyère cheese, and the topping is a savory mixture of mushrooms, herbs, and walnuts (the best disease fighter in your pantry).