Tips to survive a BBQ filled Summer
Eat Rich Foods:
- Veggies are key broccoli, asparagus, zucchini, peppers, onions, and portabello mushrooms are great to grill on them own as a side dish or as part of a kebab.
- Protein: Try leaner proteins such as chicken breast, bison burger. Don’t forget your fish options salmon, tuna, or shrimp as an alternative to the meats as always grassfed meat and wild fish is always the best option.
- Fruits: cooked on the grill can add sweetness to any meal and usually compliment most proteins. Try cutting up pineapple, mango, or peaches and grilling them on each side for a few minutes.
Pass on Poor Foods:
- Skip the high calorie snacks such as chips and dip (not only are these poor foods but the can add unwanted calories, fat and carbs to your intake for the day).
- To avoid this bring your own low calorie summer meals to snack on. Such as Greek yogurt serve with 1 cup berries or fresh fruit or Shrimp cocktail: Serve 7 medium shrimp with 1 Tbsp organic tomato paste sauce found at Trader Joe. And if you want alittle cheat go for a paleo treat not great everyday but they are made with rich foods so one day of fun wont hurt you if it is a “rich food”- get the picture 🙂
- For more recipes and rich food ideas I suggest clicking on the following links for ideas and recipes: fast paleo, Civilized caveman cooking, nom nom pale, primal paleo recipes.
- Keep a meat thermometer handy to ensure that all proteins are cooked thoroughly (aim for 145-160 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the type of protein and how well done you prefer it). Grassfed and wild feel free to go as rare as you want!
- Perishable foods should not be left out for more than 2 hours. If it is above 90 degrees outside, then no more than 1 hour.
- To ensure a healthy BBQ and LIFE —> Avoid GRAINS, Avoid SUGAR and Avoid PROCESSED FOOD
HAVE A HAPPY BBQ!