Grilled Fruit for the 4th of July

grilled-waterelonNothing says summer like firing up the grill on the 4th of July. But grilling isn’t just for meat, veggies and tofu. Grilled fruits are great! High heat from the barbecue caramelizes fruits’ natural sugars, making them melt-in-your-mouth juicy. Here are 10 fruit options that will make you put the steaks away!

Greek watermelon: Slice into triangles and remove seeds. Brush fruit with olive oil. Barbecue both sides until grill marks form. Sprinkle with crumbled feta and chopped Kalamata olives.

Smoky Southwestern avocado: Halve and pit an avocado. Continue reading “Grilled Fruit for the 4th of July”

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Father’s Day Barbecue: Healthier Ways to Grill

grill-kebabsFor most people, barbecuing is one of the true joys of summertime, and warm weather and Father’s Day celebrations will also have many people lighting up the grill. But grilling 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. So before you turn on the barbecue, here are some tips on healthier ways to grill, as well ways to make your food more flavorful.

The two carcinogens to be aware of are heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).  Continue reading “Father’s Day Barbecue: Healthier Ways to Grill”

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How to Make Your Grilling Healthier

bbqAs 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). Continue reading “How to Make Your Grilling Healthier”

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