5 Tips for A Healthy Cookout

5 Tips for A Healthy Cookout

Looking for healthy cookout options? During the summer, more of your meals may move outside. Barbecues and cookouts can be healthy with our 5 tips. Focus on lean meats, vegetables and fruits. Read ahead for tips on making your next cookout healthy and fun!

5 Tips for A Healthy Cookout

  1. Try New Burgers. There are lots of unexpected and healthier burger options out there. Try turkey burgers for a leaner meat option, or salmon and tuna burgers for a healthy fish option. Veggie burgers are another good option for those eliminating meat or simply looking to introduce more plant based options.
  2. Roast Veggies. The grill enhances the natural flavor of vegetables, and makes for a great side or entrée for those cutting back on meat. Try roasting red peppers, corn, eggplant, mushrooms or onions.
  3. Bring Fresh Salads. Cookout salads don’t have to involve lots of mayonnaise. Make an easy caprese salad with fresh sliced mozzarella and tomato, chop up fruit for an easy fruit salad, or slice avocado for an easy side.
  4. Freshen up Dessert. Fruit makes a great dessert. Grill watermelon as a simple but refreshing dessert, or make fruit kabobs to serve. Sliced strawberries in balsamic vinegar are also an unusual option.
  5. Don’t Forget About Food Safety. Keep fresh fruits, vegetables and salads refrigerated, and use a food thermometer to ensure meats reach the proper temperature.

With these new ideas in mind, enjoy your next cookout or barbecue as a great way to get outside and enjoy fresh and delicious food. With KareBoost Health, eating well is never a chore. Set up a free consultation with Dr. Karen to learn more.

Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach
KareBoost Health