Grilling out this summer? Here are some ways to make sure you are still staying on track!

  • Choose lean meats for grilling, such as lean ground beef (90/10 or leaner), chicken breasts, pork tenderloin, or fresh fish. If not able to find lean, trim off visible fat.
  • Use low-sugar marinades and sauces for your protein- ex.) G Hughes or Primal Kitchen
  • Grill fresh veggies- zucchini, squash, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, asparagus
  • Swap out the mayo for greek yogurt for a higher protein alternative in coleslaw or cold salad
  • Use whole grain pasta/buns for added fiber
  • Serve hummus or guacamole as side dishes instead of macaroni or potato salad for a lighter option
  • Try to find colorful foods-each different color of a fruit or vegetable provides various nutrients and phytochemicals
  • Be sure that you are using different cutting boards when using raw meat and ready-to-eat foods
  • If the temperature is >90F, be sure to refrigerate meat, condiments, and other cold items to prevent spoilage