Feasting on BBQs without a Knocking Conscience
Whenever BBQ season creeps up from the corner, friends and family gather around a bountiful BBQ feast. Those who have started the road to a healthier lifestyle might jeopardise their diet when surrounded by food and friends. Just thinking about all the tasty cuts of meat, bread and sauces can break down your determination to eat healthy and that’s just one issue; as the host, you need to take into account the tastes of the guests.
Enjoying a wide array of BBQ foods without ruining your diet or leaving you poor can actually happen. The first step is to plan ahead by choosing and following the cookbook of your choice even if it means that you have to adjust the recipe to suit your summer needs; you have to know exactly what goes in the food that you’ll eat. By cooking from scratch, you can control how much of what ingredient actually goes into the recipe. The simple act of decreasing food additives already helps lessen the guild you’ll feel when you actually eat it. It’s true that the healthy aspect is crucial but so is the taste of the dish.
Premium meat can satisfy you as well as add to your guilt; one way you can solve this is by substituting some of the meat for other quality meat alternatives. 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. Aside from the fact that crab meat is delicious, it makes your BBQ session standout from all the average ones that only serve red meat; people loves a good amount of versatility in dishes served at events. BBQ sessions not only let you eat everything you want, but no one forces you to eat dishes that you don’t like or can’t have; you’ll be able to serve naughty treats without anyone forcing you to eat it. The easiest way to avoid these temptations is to have an alternative that’s equally tasty. Salads are delicious choices, not only are they incredibly healthy but they are great options for guests that are vegetarians or may have food intolerances.
When hidden carbs and calories are concerned, sauces are the worst culprit compared to all the 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 uses avocado, which is a superfood and as long as you keep the sauce simple it works out quite well.
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.