Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Healthy Cooking on the Barbecue Grill

All my Southern cooking and eating finally caught up with me. My doctor told me straight up that I'd have to eat healthier, since my cholesterol was high and my tri levels were absolutely awful.

On the plus side, grilling is healthy. Now I'm not going to be able to eat those rib eye steaks every night, but chicken and fish are wonderful on the grill as are vegetables.

Many of the grill sauces are also fine. Much better healthwise than the creamy dressings with mayonnaise.

For anyone dealing with health issues that require low fat cooking, I'd say - Buy a grill. The food is so good with the smoke flavor that you won't feel like you're eating special diet foods.

Even though it's winter now, we still love to grill. I say that we're members of the Polar Bear Barbecue Club. Chicken and fish grill up so fast, that it's not bad being out in the cold long enough to have a special grilled meal.


GrillDude said...

Funny, the new year seemed to get me to do that health check and I just found my triglycerides to be pretty high too. The thought of fewer ribeyes is killing me, but my wife has been a great supporter and buying fish lately. Check out my blog on grilled bell peppers as a healthy midnight snack.

Grill Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'll check out your blog. I love bell peppers. I love ribeyes too (-: Not many of these for me now though sadly.

Chloe Wallace said...

Grilling is really the best. That's why I suggest that you must buy your own barbecue grill so that you can also enjoy food the way we do. :)