Indulging in BBQ without All the Guilt
Whenever BBQ season creeps up from the corner, friends and family gather around a bountiful BBQ feast. Unfortunately, if you’re on the road towards a healthier lifestyle or you’re going on a diet then get ready to miss out on the fun. Simply imagining all the break, sauces and cuts of meat served at your gathering can break your determination; of course you need to consider the tastes and preferences of other guests.
Enjoying a wide array of BBQ foods without ruining your diet or leaving you poor can actually happen. The first step is to plan ahead by choosing and following the cookbook of your choice even if it means that you have to adjust the recipe to suit your summer needs; you have to know exactly what goes in the food that you’ll eat. By taking the time and cooking from scratch, you can actually control the portions, seasonings and ingredients that go into the dish. Reducing the overall amount of additives can help decrease the guilt that you’re feeling. Remember that health may be one thing, but the taste of the dish is another crucial factor.
Premium meat are without a doubt the star of the show, but if you don’t want to deal with too much guilt then you can try trading in some of the meat for another. White meat, like chicken for example, are just fine but sausages can be replaced with crab meat; there are numerous benefits to this simple substitution. Not only is crab meat delicious, but they can be the star of your BBQ sessions and gathering; people enjoy versatility in dishes being served. What’s great about a BBQ is that you can choose what goes in your plate; you can serve all the premium meats that you’re avoiding and not be forced to partake. But you can only really avoid the delicious dishes if the alternative is just as scrumptious. Salad selections are great for getting your fill without almost any guilt; these are great options for guests that are vegetarians or have food intolerances.
In reality, sauces have the highest amounts of hidden calories and carbs compared other food. The healthier option for sauces would be vinegar dressings and salsas; avoid the cream loaded sauces. You don’t often think of guacamole when eating BBQ, but if you keep it quite simple it can actually compliment the dish; guacamole uses avocado, which is a superfruit, thus is healthy.
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.