Nearly half of all homeowners grill one to two times per week in the summer months, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association.
To ensure grilling season is as easy as it is healthy and delicious, Registered Dietitian David Grotto provides a few insights to keep in mind this summer:
- For a delicious and uniquely healthy take on fish or lean meats, crush a combination of peanuts and pistachios into fine pieces using a food processor. Stir in just enough oil into the nut mixture to coat the pieces, and spread the mixture over a lean protein of your choice. Then grill away.
- Spice up something sweet. Give sweet foods, like fruit, a kick by pairing them with a marinade or seasoning. Lycopene, an antioxidant found in watermelon, better absorbs in the body with the assistance of an oil-based marinade.
- Pre-season your grill with oil. By pre-seasoning the grill before its first use, cooking will be easier, cleanup will be a breeze and rusting can be avoided.
-- Family Features