21 Jun 4 Tips For A Body-Beautifying BBQ!
But what happens when you’re hosting your own party? A summer grill up is a great time to show off lessons learned during your transformation into fitness. Why not host a body-beautifying BBQ?
Here are some of my healthy, fun alternatives to a sexy summer bbq. (Hint: If you’re invited to a potluck get together, you can also use these great ideas to keep your plate healthy and nutritious.)
Drinks – Have a high quality craft brew or two on hand, but that doesn’t mean you need to host a frat party. Remember guests are going to bring booze and guests are going to drink booze. The best you can do is have a low-cal white-wine citrus spitzer available and lots of healthy alternatives on hand. Fill pitchers with a variety of iced herbal teas. Offer plenty of water, and fill it with slices of fruit or cucumber to entice your guests to hydrate properly.
Main Course – Think PROTEIN! Ditch the hot dogs and hamburgers and get a little creative. Conversely, while fish is always great, it can really mess up a grill. I like to make fish bundles wrapped in foil and placed on the grill. Choose a nice moist fish like mahi-mahi, salmon, chilean seabass or cod. Take a one-foot-by-one-foot square of aluminum foil and rub it with herbs, lemon and olive oil. Place the fish in the center, wrap it up (not too snug—give it a bit of room to breathe) and place it on the BBQ grill. Leave on the grill for 10 to 12 minutes and you have yourself a nice healthy meal. Fish is high in protein and an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.