Summer is almost here and we’re already grilling! Oh that wonderful taste!
Here are 3 meal ideas for you to cook healthy and good tasting food on the grill this season.
Be aware that if you cannot eat any of the following ingredients, they should be substituted with something else, or taken out of the list.
1. Steak, Asparagus, and Potatoes – You’ll want to choose your favorite kind of steak. Some good choices are rib eye, T-bone, or top sirloin (Filet mignon). Fresh asparagus from the produce section is best. Be sure to wash it and cut about 2-3 inches off the ends first. You may need to pre-cook the asparagus in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Red potatoes are delicious and softer than most other potatoes. Potatoes take a while to cook all the way. Be sure to either cook them on the grill for a long time, or get it started in the microwave or in a pot of boiling water first.
2. Chicken Breast sandwiches with Zucchini – Chicken breast is low fat and tastes so good on the grill! Make sure it is thawed, fresh, and seasoned. Grill them to 165 degrees or hotter. Grill with fresh, washed zucchini spears or sliced the long way. After cutting, put olive oil on them first, season them, and make sure they are on the grill for a longer time. Under cooked zucchini is hard and doesn’t taste as good. Toast up some of your favorite bread or buns, and enjoy!
3. Pork Chops, Sweet Potatoes, and Green Beans – Season the pork chops as you wish. Wash the sweet potatoes and cut into slices big enough that they won’t fall through the grill grates. Or, slice them small and put into an aluminum foil pouch with holes poked in it. Prepare the green beans by boiling them in water for 1-2 minutes, and then season and grill.
May your grilling season be long, delicious, and sunny! Using the grill is a fantastic way to eat healthier during the warm season!