Indulging in BBQ without All the Guilt
Planning gatherings with family and friends is bound to involve a hearty BBQ feast for everyone. Unfortunately, if you’re on the road towards a healthier lifestyle or you’re going on a diet then get ready to miss out on the fun. 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.
Don’t fret, enjoying an abundant BBQ feast without breaking your healthy habit or your budget is quite possible. Of course the first step involves planning the dishes with the help of your handy cookbook, you’ll likely adjust the recipes a bit to suit the entire theme; knowing what goes into the dish is important. 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.
Premium meat are without a doubt the star of the show, but if you don’t want to deal with too much guilt then you can try trading in some of the meat for another. 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. It wouldn’t be that difficult to stay away from all the food temptations of the alternatives are equally delicious. 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.
Out of all the kinds of food out there, sauces are likely the worst when it comes to hidden calories and carbs. Compared to all the cream loaded sauces that you’d usually see, the healthier option would be vinegar dressings and salsas; not only that, but they’re the perfect choice for BBQs. 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.