Summer has already arrived, which means it’s finally time to get the grill going for the family gatherings! But how can we ensure that a BBQ is a good choice for someone like seniors who have an accommodating diet. Grilling meat and vegetables is an excellent occasion for the whole family to come together. More importantly, grilling is one of the healthiest ways to prepare food.
Here are some excellent tips to make your family barbecue even more fun and delicious!
Choosing the Right Meat
Almost every supermarket boasts a vast assortment of different meat products. However, not every type of meat can be useful even after minimal thermal processing.
Therefore, nutritionists recommend giving preference to:
When it comes to chicken or turkey, the breast should be skinned before frying. Grilled fish is also one of the best ways to prepare wholesome foods loaded with healthy fats.
To preserve all the beneficial properties of grilled fish and make it juicy, you will need to:
- Wrap marinated fish fillet in a foil
- Grill until tender
NOTE: If you plan to grill red meat, then opt for low-fat beef or pork loins.
Eat Small Portions
Overeating very often becomes one of the leading causes of problems with the gastrointestinal tract. According to nutritionists, the optimal meat portion is 3 to 6 ounces.
Some of you may say that these portions are too small. In this case, you can add tasty vegetables that have also been grilled or other side dishes.
The marinade is one of the most critical ingredients in grilling meat and vegetables. Marinade and savory spices can give fish or meat a fantastic aroma and taste. Use no more than 1/2 cup of the marinade or one tablespoon of seasoning for every pound of meat.
If you prefer to use dry marinades, then you can mix the following spice components:
- Chili powder
- Garlic Powder
Use as Many Vegetables as Possible
Almost all the vegetables you eat in your daily diet can be used for grilling. The combination of fried vegetables and meat is delicious and brings a huge benefit to the body. For example, onions are great for helping your stomach cope with the digestion of meat.
In any case, we recommend that you chop the vegetables into large pieces, brush them with olive oil and fry them on both sides.
Here’s a list of the most delicious vegetables to use for grilling:
- Bell pepper
What About Dessert?
Almost all fruits are rich in such a component as fructose. It is an excellent sugar substitute. When grilling fruit, the natural sugar caramelizes and gives any dessert an amazing taste and unforgettable aroma.
The most common fruits for grilling are:
Keep Grill Clean
Without a doubt, cleaning the grill is not the most enjoyable part of a family barbecue. However, keeping the grill clean is a must. Leaving burnt pieces of meat or vegetables on the wire rack can make your food bitter next time. Use special brushes to clean the grill – the process will take no more than 10 minutes.
Eat right and have a good grill!