Who says BBQ foods are a minefield of high-calorie foods? Instead, when your foods are chosen correctly, they can be a deliciously healthy! Plus, with all these virus spreading around right now, you want to build up those immune system and stay healthy while treating your tastebuds to some tasty foods. These are some easy go-to’s for your next party.
There’s nothing that tastes better than the sweetness from BBQ corn. Try throwing it onto the grill in the husks if you like a nice smoky charred flavour. Additionally, you may consider spicing things up by topping it with shredded cheese and a squeeze of lime. A medium-sized of corn offers about 3 grams of fibre, protein, potassium and contains goodness that reduces risks of macular degeneration.
Many don’t realise that you can actually grill an avocado! Just cut it in half, remove the pit and throw it face-down on the grill to achieve the beautiful grill makes and become warm and creamy. If you aren’t aware by now, Avocado is a source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, fibre, vitamin K, and folate. Studies have also shown to improve brain function in older adults by having them once daily.
Here’s something you should try grilling too to get those goodness! They’re simple to make and grilling brings out the fruit’s natural sugars. Try drizzling the peaches with balsamic glaze for an extra bit of low-calorie flavour. Peaches also contain flavonoids which may be protective against cancer.
What’s a BBQ without some savoury and hearty steak! Steak cuts such as loin or round are relatively lean with around 3 grams fat and 1 gram saturated fat in a 3.5 oz serving. They are rich in protein, iron, and zinc with a healthy source of potassium and B12.
Grilled Chicken Kebab
You can’t beat a grilled kebab. These chunks of low-fat grilled chicken breast paired with peppers, onions, and mushrooms on a skewer are packed with packs protein, vitamins A and C, iron, zinc, and potassium! That’s a whole package of goodness on a skewer.