- Griller's Diet
Forget the gym membership... Try the Griller's Diet!
Did you make eating healthy a resolution for this year? We are with you and we have made it simple with The Griller’s Diet. Aim to make healthy grilling your new lifestyle for 2017. Here are some helpful tips and healthy recipes to kick start your year and get you feeling grate!
1. Never let your meat grill alone, always add vegetables. Bring back family style vegetables to the table! You can grill several types of vegetables at one time. Grilled vegetables don't need butter or sauces, just olive oil and cracked pepper. Experiment with new vegetables on the grill, this will really help broaden your eating habits.
Bonus Tip: Do you have friends and family coming over? Take it one step further by dedicating a grill just to vegetables.
Below are the top vegetables that are most often on our grills. They are packed with vitamins and antioxidants and low in calories. Want to know more about the power of vegetables? See our reference chart below.
2. Grill more fish, chicken and lean meats. The grill is not just for red meat. GrillGrates makes it easier to grill chicken, fish, and other lean meats. Instead of rib-eye steaks, we’ll be grilling salmon and tuna like a steak-hot and fast!
Tips for Healthier Grilling1. Meat is not the enemy- just don’t burn it.
- Charred, burned meat does contain known carcinogens but there are plenty of ways to off-set them. The research is not in dispute here. Grill food to goal temps, avoid too much open flame or grilling too well done. Grilling faster can also reduce the amount of char.
- No butter or calorie-rich sauces required. Sweet potatoes, beets, carrots and squash caramelize at grill temps letting the natural sugars deliver the best and tastiest flavor. Grill peppers, onions, zucchini, with just a touch of olive oil and pepper. Enjoy all that antioxidant power working to improve your health while offsetting the effects of cooking red meat.
- When planning meals remember that a healthy portion of protein is 2 to 3 ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry or fish. 3 ounces of cooked meat is about the size of a deck of cards or a computer mouse.
- The antioxidant power of herbs, particularly rosemary, paprika, garlic, sage and black pepper, add flavor to your meats while providing health benefits.
- Eliminating flare-ups is the best way to control char and gain control of the grill. The three-dimensional design of our GrillGrates does just that.
Add Color To Your Grill
Have you tried beets on the grill yet? They are packed full of health benefits and when you grill them they caramelize nicely from their natural sugars. Give them a try, trust us, your heart will skip a beet!
Want to learn more about other healthy vegetables to include in your Griller’s Diet? Check out our reference chart and you will learn the benefits of all these grate vegetables and how to cook them on your grill!
Grilling Does Not Cause Cancer, Bad Eating Habits Do
Spring is around the corner and so are the disturbing stories of grilling causing cancer. We have done our research to dispute this clam.
The grill is not to blame! We have partnered with Dr. Sara Jean Barrett ND and released a statement against these allegations. Check out our Healthy Grilling page and learn more about our research and other healthy grilling tips.