What to Eat at a BBQ and Worst BBQ Dishes to Avoid

July 5, 2015 at 5:35 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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With the 4th of July weekend almost here, eat healthy – What to Eat at a BBQ and Worst BBQ Dishes to Avoid. From EatingWell website. Not only do they have a fantastic website but they also have EatingWell Magazine, I’ve been a subscriber for 4 years now. It’s always full of delicious and healthy recipes. http://www.eatingwell.com/

What to Eat at a BBQ and Worst BBQ Dishes to Avoid


Find out what BBQ dishes to eat at your next cookout and which BBQ foods to skip.

I love the traditional BBQ foods of summer: burgers and dogs, creamy salads, yummy desserts. While BBQ foods tend not to be the stuff that’s going to win any nutrition awards, you can partake and still walk away with your shorts buttoned. It just means making the right choices—and, no, you don’t have to limit yourself to the corn on the cob and watermelon. Just skip (most of) the worst BBQ dishes; the best ones are often just as satisfying.

Bad BBQ Dish: A Cheeseburger
A quarter-pound beef burger with a slice of cheese will set you back 510 calories (26 grams of fat). Skipping the cheese will save you about 100 calories. But if you love a good burger, go for it. It’s an excellent source of iron……

Better BBQ Dish: Hot Dog
A hot dog is lower in calories than you might think. Enjoy one on a roll with your favorite toppings (with lower-cal toppings like mustard, relish or just a little ketchup) and you’ll come out around 300 calories, 17 g fat…..



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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 24, 2015 at 5:24 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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When grilling those burgers…..


Poke a hole in the middle of the hamburger patties while shaping them. The burgers will cook faster and the holes will disappear when done.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 2, 2015 at 6:20 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Use a gentle touch when shaping ground beef patties. Over handling will result in a firm, compact texture after cooking. Don’t press or flatten with spatula during cooking.

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