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The grill is your friend this summer. You can create whole meals on this very simple piece of gear and create delicious food.
When you grill you use high, direct heat to cook food. This create the wonderful char and the delicious smoky flavor. However, (always a but) that is not so healthy.
The charred pieces have carcinogenic compounds. Additionally, like all cooking, you lose vitamins and juices with heat.
It’s not all bad news. Grilled vegetables taste delicious. They cook quickly and retain their snap. It’s one of the better cooking methods, far better than boiling.
Here is the best way to cook vegetables and meats on the grill. Marinade everything. A simple marinade keeps away the char, provides wonderful flavor, and keeps everything simple.
Use an oil base. Olive oil is popular. Grapeseed, sesame, and coconut oils are healthier.
Add lots and lots of spices and herbs.
Coat the grill with peanut oil to avoid sticking.
Grill fast, but do not over cook. Vegetables on the grill need to be done quickly.
Any veggies can be done on the grill. Larger ones can be cut into smaller pieces. All fruit which are a little more solid are also great.
Get your fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s market. That way, you have the freshest vegetables. Fresh is important because fresh vegetables retain their structure. Firm vegetables are better.
Ever tried grilled peaches or watermelon? You don’t know what you’re missing!
All meats can be done on the grill. Eggs and fish should be done in a pan or on foil, since they can fall through the grates.
Obtain your meats from a local butcher that uses local meats. This is much healthier, with a much better fat profile (more heart healthy omega-3s). Locate a local farm which sells eggs. See if they let their cows run around and eat bugs and weeds, their natural diet. The meats and eggs taste better on a natural diet, and cook up so much better. Yes, you may taste the difference.
Best of all: you can’t cook breads, pastas, or any junk on the grill! Just don’t go adding it in.
Cook more on the grill this summer. It’s faster, healthier, and tastier! Plus, choosing the local farmer’s markets and butcher is more economical!

Grilled Vegetables

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