Feasting on BBQs without a Knocking Conscience
Whenever BBQ season creeps up from the corner, friends and family gather around a bountiful BBQ feast. Sadly, for those trying to maintain a healthy eating habit and lifestyle, they might not be able to enjoy the BBQ as much. Imagine all the bread, sauces and fatty slices of meat and how they can destroy a week of hard work and that’s just one problem; if you’re the host, of course you have to consider the preference of your guests.
Indulging in an amazing BBQ cookout without necessarily leaving your pockets empty or breaking your healthy habit possible. You need to plan ahead and think of the dishes with the help of your favorite cookbook, even though you’ll likely tweak some of the recipes a bit to fit the theme; you have to know all that goes into the dish. A huge advantage you have when you decide to cook from scratch is the opportunity to control what goes in the dish and how much is incorporated in it. Reducing the overall amount of additives can help decrease the guilt that you’re feeling. Do take note that the health aspect of the dish is one part and the other relies on taste.
In reality, premium meat is undeniable tastier and healthier and to help deal with the guilt that you’ll feel you can substitute some of the meat. White meat, like chicken for example, are just fine but sausages can be replaced with crab meat; there are numerous benefits to this simple substitution. Not only is crab meat delicious, but they can be the star of your BBQ sessions and gathering; people enjoy versatility in dishes being served. One of the best things about BBQ sessions is that you can help yourself to the food; even if you provide them with all the naughty food, you’ll still be able to avoid eating them. The easiest way to avoid these temptations is to have an alternative that’s equally tasty. Salad selections are great for getting your fill without almost any guilt; these are great options for guests that are vegetarians or have food intolerances.
In reality, sauces have the highest amounts of hidden calories and carbs compared other food. Cream loaded sauces are obviously options you need to avoid, we suggest going for salsas and vinegar dressings which are healthier; these are the ideal pairings for BBQ season. Guacamole is not something you’d see alongside BBQs, but since it has avocado it’s extremely healthy and if you keep the sauce simple it becomes a nice pairing.
BBQs are not solely about the food, it’s just a reason to go and spend time with the people closest to you. Part of preparing for a BBQ session is thinking about what guests will enjoy when it comes to food; including those that want a guilt free time eating.