Healthy Grilling Tips and Ideas
Summer is the time for grilling, but it's also time to watch your waistline. Use these healthy grilling ideas to keep your cookouts lean and delicious!
Learn Your Cuts
The leanest poultry is the skinless white breast of a chicken or turkey; ground beef can be as lean as 96%. Two lean cuts of pork are tenderloin and loin chops. What's available might vary slightly from butcher to butcher.
Grilling is among the most low-fat ways to cook meat because fat drips away during cooking. Be careful, though, as these drips might cause flare-ups that can burn your food and create unnecessary wear and tear on your grill.
Make cleanup easier by using PAM® Grilling cooking spray.
Hot Diggity Dog
Knowing what's in your protein is important for healthy grilling. Here's a rundown of how much fat is in each 1-ounce serving of sausage.
Bratwurst: 7.3 grams
Smoked Beef Sausage: 7.6 grams
Knackwurst: 7.9 grams
Polish Sausage: 8.1 grams
Pork Sausage: 20.3 grams
Typically, hot dogs are high in fat, but you can cut some of it out by enjoying Hebrew National® 97% Fat Free Beef Franks. They contain no fillers, by-products, or artificial flavors or colors.
Chop bell peppers, eggplant, mushrooms, onions, and zucchini into 1-inch pieces. Before grilling, soak these veggies in water for 30 minutes to keep them juicy. Then, pat them dry. Spray with PAM Original to prevent them from sticking. In no time, you'll have healthy sides and delicious toppings for your burgers.