It’s a widespread misconception that grilling has to be all about brats, beef, and beer. Yes, it’s easy to go the unhealthy route and choose to BBQ that red ribeye steak because, well… it tastes so dang good. Do this frequently during summer’s grill season, however, and it’ll catch up to your waistline, not to mention your training. Warnings aside, a little mindfulness goes a long way. Grilling isn’t all bad. In fact, you use much less oil on the BBQ, as opposed to sautéing or roasting, so grilling can help lower your calorie intake. Whether you choose charcoal, wood smoked, or gas grill, you can’t go wrong — if you take what you’re grilling seriously. Here are our top four favorite healthy grilling ideas to maximize the tasty, char-broiled potential so you can BBQ away, guilt-free.
Healthy Grilling Ideas #1: Choose lean cuts of meat
Healthy Grilling Ideas #2: Grill in-season veggies
Healthy Grilling Ideas #3: Ditch the buns
Healthy Grilling Ideas #4: Swap S’mores for naturally sweet treats
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