Nutritious and Fit

Diet, Fitness, and a Healthy Attitude

Summertime!!

Summer is here!! I don’t know about you guys but one of my favorite things to do in the summer is grill outside and have BBQs!! Now, of course there are times where I don’t mind splurging, but if I plan to do it often, I try to make it healthy! Here some ideas that I use to replace the typical fat-filled fiesta!

Turkey burgers or sausage- taste great on whole wheat buns!

Kabobs-  place chunks of chicken breast (or shrimp for sea-food lovers) on skewers along with alternating pieces of onion, green bell peppers, and pineapple. Put kabob on a piece of tin foil, pour some BBQ sauce on it (I love Sweet Baby Ray’s), wrap it up, and stick it on the grill!

Fish Filets- my new favorite is Mahi Mahi! You can find it cheap and tasty at Trader Joes! I seasoned mine last night with some salt and pepper and another seasoning I found called Key Lime Fiesta!

Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich- grill some chicken marinated in teriyaki sauce and some slices of pineapple and slap them both on a whole wheat bun with some lettuce and tomato!

Shrimp and Broccoli- toss broccoli in extra virgin olive oil and your favorite seasonings, place on tin foil and grill it til the broccoli is browning. Do the same thing with the shrimp and throw on the grill half way through cooking the broccoli. Serve with sweet potato, which you can wrap in tin foil and also put on the grill.

Mixed veggies- chop your favorite veggies and either toss in extra virgin olive oil and favorite spices, or you can toss with your favorite marinade or BBQ sauce, wrap them in tin foil, and grill up!

Light beer!!!! Mich ultra and MGD 64 are the 2 lightest. Miller Lite is also a good choice- I heard somwhere that it’s the least amount of calories for the most alcohol content (not that I’m endorsing lots of drinking!!- it’s just an interesting fact haha)

Have an amazing and safe summer! 🙂

06/19/2010 Posted by | diet and nutrition | 1 Comment