Indulging in BBQ without All the Guilt
Planning gatherings with family and friends is bound to involve a hearty BBQ feast for everyone. Those who have started the road to a healthier lifestyle might jeopardise their diet when surrounded by food and friends. Imagine all the bread, sauces and fatty slices of meat and how they can destroy a week of hard work and that’s just one problem; if you’re the host, of course you have to consider the preference of your guests.
Enjoying a wide array of BBQ foods without ruining your diet or leaving you poor can actually happen. You need to plan ahead and think of the dishes with the help of your favorite cookbook, even though you’ll likely tweak some of the recipes a bit to fit the theme; you have to know all that goes into the dish. A huge advantage you have when you decide to cook from scratch is the opportunity to control what goes in the dish and how much is incorporated in it. Reducing the overall amount of additives can help decrease the guilt that you’re feeling. Remember that health may be one thing, but the taste of the dish is another crucial factor.
In reality, premium meat is undeniable tastier and healthier and to help deal with the guilt that you’ll feel you can substitute some of the meat. Chicken and other white meat are just fine, but try serving crab meat instead of sausages; you’d be surprised at the benefits it can offer. Aside from the fact that crab meat is delicious, it makes your BBQ session standout from all the average ones that only serve red meat; people loves a good amount of versatility in dishes served at events. BBQ sessions not only let you eat everything you want, but no one forces you to eat dishes that you don’t like or can’t have; you’ll be able to serve naughty treats without anyone forcing you to eat it. It wouldn’t be that difficult to stay away from all the food temptations of the alternatives are equally delicious. Salads provide a healthy and delicious alternative that can actually fill you up; not only that, but these are great choices for vegetarians and for people with food intolerances.
In reality, sauces have the highest amounts of hidden calories and carbs compared other food. The healthier option for sauces would be vinegar dressings and salsas; avoid the cream loaded sauces. Guacamole is not something you’d see alongside BBQs, but since it has avocado it’s extremely healthy and if you keep the sauce simple it becomes a nice pairing.
BBQs are not solely about the food, it’s just a reason to go and spend time with the people closest to you. Part of preparing for a BBQ session is thinking about what guests will enjoy when it comes to food; including those that want a guilt free time eating.