As the summer months are beginning and the thermometers rise, no one wants to suffocate from the heat in the kitchen. Let’s face it, traditional hamburgers, not only get old, but can be high in empty calories (bun, fries, etc). Try these different, nutrient-dense options at your next outdoor barbeque.
Grilled Veggies: With so many great vegetables abundant in the summer (think zucchini, eggplant, and tomatoes), what can be better than bringing out their flavor through grilling? Drizzle them in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and grill for 3-5 minutes on each side and voila!
Grilled Peaches: To satisfy your sweet tooth without consuming refined, processed carbohydrates, try this grilled peach recipe that has a light sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon. For a more natural version, try it with raw honey or raw sugar.
Grilled Oysters: This Louisiana staple is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Skip the crackers and just shoot them straight from the shell. An order of six medium oysters contains only 60 calories and is loaded with iron, B12, phosphorus and zinc.