Indulging in BBQ without All the Guilt
Whenever BBQ season creeps up from the corner, friends and family gather around a bountiful BBQ feast. Sadly, for those trying to maintain a healthy eating habit and lifestyle, they might not be able to enjoy the BBQ as much. Imagine all the bread, sauces and fatty slices of meat and how they can destroy a week of hard work and that’s just one problem; if you’re the host, of course you have to consider the preference of your guests.
Don’t fret, enjoying an abundant BBQ feast without breaking your healthy habit or your budget is quite possible. You need to plan ahead and think of the dishes with the help of your favorite cookbook, even though you’ll likely tweak some of the recipes a bit to fit the theme; you have to know all that goes into the dish. A huge advantage you have when you decide to cook from scratch is the opportunity to control what goes in the dish and how much is incorporated in it. The simple act of decreasing food additives already helps lessen the guild you’ll feel when you actually eat it. It’s true that the healthy aspect is crucial but so is the taste of the dish.
Premium meat can satisfy you as well as add to your guilt; one way you can solve this is by substituting some of the meat for other quality meat alternatives. White meat, like chicken meat, is quite alright but you can substitute sausages for crab meat; these provide more benefits than what you initially thought. Aside from the fact that crab meat is delicious, it makes your BBQ session standout from all the average ones that only serve red meat; people loves a good amount of versatility in dishes served at events. BBQ sessions not only let you eat everything you want, but no one forces you to eat dishes that you don’t like or can’t have; you’ll be able to serve naughty treats without anyone forcing you to eat it. It wouldn’t be that difficult to stay away from all the food temptations of the alternatives are equally delicious. Salads are delicious choices, not only are they incredibly healthy but they are great options for guests that are vegetarians or may have food intolerances.
When hidden carbs and calories are concerned, sauces are the worst culprit compared to all the other food. Cream loaded sauces are obviously options you need to avoid, we suggest going for salsas and vinegar dressings which are healthier; these are the ideal pairings for BBQ season. Guacamole uses avocado, which is a superfood and as long as you keep the sauce simple it works out quite well.
BBQs are not solely about the food, it’s just a reason to go and spend time with the people closest to you. Part of preparing for a BBQ session is thinking about what guests will enjoy when it comes to food; including those that want a guilt free time eating.