As you get ready to fire up your grill for the July 4th holiday, I want to share with you some tips to make your grilling healthier, as well as more flavorful. For most people, barbecuing is one of the true joys of summertime, but it is unfortunately associated with some real health risks. Research has identified carcinogenic by-products associated with grilled foods, particularly red meat, poultry, lamb, pork and fish.
The two carcinogens to be aware of are heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). HCAs are formed from high temperatures and overcooking Continue reading “How to Make Grilling Healthier”
Summer seems short enough, which means we should take every opportunity possible to spend as much time as we can in the great outdoors. So as the weather gets warmer, instead of slaving over a hot stove, try this healthy and delicious marinated vegetable medley. If you have a garden, use the bounty that it offers. Add green beans, or carrots. No matter what you use, this will be a nutritious addition to any meal.
These vegetables are tasty and delicious fresh off the grill, served with chicken, fish or tofu, but they can also be served chilled as an antipasto dish or even used as filler in a gourmet sandwich! Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Grilled Summer Vegetables”