Labor Day is a time when we look forward to getting together with friends and family and grilling in the backyard or garden. Grilling is a healthier way to cook than frying. However, for weight loss and bariatric maintenance, what you put on the bbq or grill does make a difference. If you are hosting a cook out then you have more control over what goes on the grill. However, if you are attending a cook out you may feel you are at the host’s mercy.
Not to worry! Offer to bring healthy options to throw on the grill. These could be marinated fish or chicken, or lean turkey or veggie burgers. Get creative with a variety of vegetable kabobs. Skewer some mushrooms, courgette/zucchini, red,green or yellow peppers/capsicums, onion, corn, pineapple and tomatoes. Marinate them with herbs, pesto, and balsamic vinegar or just drizzle them with a small amount of olive oil. Enjoy! You don’t have to avoid socializing out of fear of sabotaging your diet.
We have many suitable recipes and have covered this topic and special event a couple of times on the website – check out two of the links below for inspiration – simply click through for detailed recipes, advice and instructions.
Labor Day – Cook-Out, Not Blow-Out (see recipes and tips here)
Fire Up The Grill for Labor Day (see recipes and tips here)