How to have a Guilt Free BBQ Feast
During BBQ season, or basically anytime you host gatherings, the food is inevitably the star of the event. Sadly, for those trying to maintain a healthy eating habit and lifestyle, they might not be able to enjoy the BBQ as much. Just thinking about all the tasty cuts of meat, bread and sauces can break down your determination to eat healthy and that’s just one issue; as the host, you need to take into account the tastes of the 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 cooking from scratch, you can control how much of what ingredient actually goes into the recipe. The simple act of decreasing food additives already helps lessen the guild you’ll feel when you actually eat it. Do take note that the health aspect of the dish is one part and the other relies on taste.
In reality, premium meat is undeniable tastier and healthier and to help deal with the guilt that you’ll feel you can substitute some of the meat. Chicken and other white meat are just fine, but try serving crab meat instead of sausages; you’d be surprised at the benefits it can offer. Of course crab meat is delicious, but it can also be the dish that makes your BBQ standout from all the other BBQs that your guests have attended; people love a wide array of dishes at parties and gatherings. 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. The easiest way to avoid these temptations is to have an alternative that’s equally tasty. Salads provide a healthy and delicious alternative that can actually fill you up; not only that, but these are great choices for vegetarians and for people with food intolerances.
In reality, sauces have the highest amounts of hidden calories and carbs compared 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. 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.