Summer means grilling for many American families, and why not? When the weather is warm, we try to stay out of the hot kitchen. But before you dust off that grill, here’s a WebMD tip to help you enjoy the BBQ season while keeping your dinners as lean and healthy as can be.
HEALTHY BARBECUE TIP: Throw some veggies on the grill
The best part about grilling vegetables is that you don’t have to worry about overcooking them as you do with some types of meat. And vegetables seem to taste better grilled than they do cooked any other way.
Marinating vegetables will help them caramelize better when they’re grilled, and it’s the caramelization that brings the best flavors. Just submerge the vegetables in marinade for about an hour before putting them on the grill. If you don’t have that kind of prep time, just coat the vegetables ever so lightly with a little olive oil or canola oil.
The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic stops by the 10th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in New York City to find out how everyday people’s advice on enjoying a healthy barbecue.
Meet Mr. Divabetic on the red carpet at the American Diabetes Association Exp in Pittsburgh, PA and New York, NY and the Taking Control Of Your Diabetes Conference in Austin, TX in Fall 2012.#bbq
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