Healthy Grillin: Build the Perfect Summer Meal 


When the warm weather hits, BBQs and grillin’ are a must. It’s a perfect way to enjoy tasty foods, the weather, and company. Today, I’m going to share how to build the perfect summer meal on the grill. Just make sure you have someone who can work the grill and you’re good to go!

(Sample recipe at end of post)

Step 1: Pick out your protein/meat

What kind of meat do you want to grill? Chicken, steak, and burgers always come out amazing, but don’t forget about fish either! One of my favorites is grilled honey salmon. Marinate your meats in coconut aminos, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, and a dash of pink salt!
Step 2: Pick out your Vitamin rich veggies

Pick 2-3 vegetables that are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. This makes for a nutrient dense meal and keeps you feeling full. If you want an extra boost of nutrients, add a summer salad on the side with spinach, watermelon, berries, raisins, and vinaigrette.

Step 3: Pick out a starch

I love to add grilled potatoes to my meals. There’s a wide range from red potatoes to purple or sweet. You can also opt for grilled squash and pumpkin. Season with Italian seasoning and pepper.
Step 4: Add a healthy fat.

This can be adding a well- ripened avocado at the end, or glazing your veggies in coconut or olive oil. Either way is satisfying and adds a major taste factor to your dish.

Step 5: Assemble your meal.

When food looks good you want to eat it. Make your dishes look appealing and well organized. I like to place my foods in sections rather than all thrown together. And remember to add garnish! Fresh herbs and spices make a huge difference to the appeal and taste of your meal.
Step 6: Enjoy!


Recipe

Serves 4

Prep time-roughly 40 minutes
1 lb grass fed steak

3 peppers

1 yellow onion

1 bunch of small purple potatoes

1 lb asparagus

2 avocados

Salad:

Head of lettuce

Small watermelon

1/3 cup blueberries

1/4 cup raisins

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1/2-1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp pepitas

Assemble salad while food is grilling. Mix together balsamic vinegar and olive oil for dressing

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