With the release of the new food “plate,” we find ourselves looking for ways to get that plate half full of fruits and veggies. Tired of the same old, same old? Fire up that grill and try cutting a head of romaine in half or quarters, drizzle with olive oil and some fresh pepper (maybe even a little salt) and grill it until it just slightly charred. Heating the lettuce changes the flavor and the texture, making it a whole new dish. Try making skewers of similar sized and textured veggies like cherry tomatoes and mushrooms or mini purple and red potatoes… and and do the same with fruit. How yummy and pretty would some strawberries, kiwi, and pineapple look on your dinner table? You can drizzle some honey or agave nectar over just before serving. What about slicing up some watermelon and grilling until slightly golden brown. Grilling fruits brings out all the natural sugars, satisfying our nutritional needs and our sweet tooth without adding empty calories.
With the carefree days of summer knocking at our doors, light up that grill and let your creativity out to play. It will be good for your waistline, your health and as Art Ginsburg, aka Mr. Food always said, you will find yourself saying “OOH IT’S SO GOOD!” Let me know what you come up with! Have a great Saturday. Thanks for stopping in.
- Summer Grilling: Keep the Taste In and the Calories Out (everydayhealth.com)
- Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette (whatstevedoes.com)
- Intro to Cooking: Grilled Watermelon and Pineapple Salad (collegecandy.com)