Low-Fat Ways to Add Flavor to Grilling Recipes

July 3, 2014 at 9:16 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Some great tip on Low-Fat Ways to Add Flavor to Grilling Recipes. It’s all from the Diabetic living On Line website. The link to all the tips is at the bottom of the post.

 
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Whether you are grilling vegetables, seafood, beef, pork, or poultry, use these diabetes-friendly tips for adding flavor–but not fat–to your next cookout.

 

Tasty Tips for Healthy Grilling
Grilling is one of the healthiest cooking methods around because it sears in flavor while the fat drips away. The seductive smokiness of barbecuing also adds calorie-free flavor, but you can accent grilled favorites in other ways, too. The key is choosing fresh and flavorful ingredients that turn up the taste without adding a lot of fat, sodium, calories, or carbs. Read on for tips you can use at your next cookout.

 
Marinate Meat to Add Flavor
Marinades: Meats, poultry, or fish are soaked in an acidic solution with seasonings to add flavor–or to tenderize less-tender cuts of beef. When you drain off the marinade, most of its high-calorie, high-fat, or high-sodium ingredients go with it. Still it pays to watch what goes into a marinade.

When choosing marinade recipes, question high proportions of oil, which can add fat without contributing flavor. Rely on those that use juices and vinegars for acid. And opt for recipes that flavor with fresh or low-sodium ingredients.

When it’s time to marinate, we recommend marinating in a sealed plastic bag, which not only holds the marinade close to the meat but also simplifies cleanup. And for food-safety reasons, don’t brush any reserved marinade onto the cooked meat. If you need the marinade for seasoning, be sure to boil it first for at least 3 minutes to be safe…..

 
Smoking Meat Brings Out New Flavor
Smoking: Wood chunks or chips infuse meat with flavor without adding calories. You can choose from mesquite, alder, maple, cedar, nut woods (such as hickory and pecan), or fruit woods (such as cherry and apple). Soak them first in water for an hour, then drain and sprinkle directly onto the coals (for gas or electric grills, put the wood in a smoker box or foil). If you’re grilling longer than an hour, plan to add more wood during cooking….

 
* Click the link below to get all the Low-Fat Ways to Add Flavor to Grilling Recipes

 
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/low-fat/low-fat-ways-to-add-flavor-to-grilling-recipes?sssdmh=dm17.743771&esrc=nwdlo061714

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Baked Pork Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

March 30, 2014 at 5:19 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, greenbeans, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Plenty of sunshine all day today, but had a light cool breeze and in the 40’s. They say it will hit close to 70 degrees tomorrow and sunny! Hope they’re right for tomorrow is Holiday here in the Cincinnati area, it’s Opening Day! The Red’s first game of the year and a positive sign Spring is here. Pulled my 4 wheel mobility cart out of the shed and charged it up and cleaned it up a bit. Went to Kroger for Mom and picked up a few things for her and home. For dinner tonight it’s a Baked Pork Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Had this Chop froze so I laid it out overnight in the fridge to thaw. It’s one of Pork Chops I had bought at Costco a while back. Costco has some of the finest meats around and the Pork Chops are right there with some of the best! I started by marinating them in J B’s Fat Boy’s Haugwash Barbcue Sauce. Just the name Fat Boy’s Haugwash makes my mouth water! If you’ve never tried any of their Rubs or Sauces you got to give them a try! The best I’ve ever had, bar none. Wish it was a little lower in calories and carbs but it’s worth cutting back on other things to fit this in the dinner. Anyway I marinated the Chops in the Sauce and refrigerated it for 4 hours. I removed the chops from the fridge and shook off any excess of the sauce and then seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Black Peppercorn. I then pan fried the Chops in a Cast Iron Skillet, browning both sides then baked the Chops at 400 degrees for 20 minutes flipping the Chops over after 10 minutes, internal temperature was at 150 degrees. They came out moist, tender, and delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

 
For one side dish I heated up some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, just microwave for 6 minutes and serve. Just as good as homemade, if not better. Then I heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread and an ice-cold Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

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