Top 5 Fat Loss Foods For Summer BBQ’s

Summer is the time that we have all looked forward to since we were little kids. It is the time for vacations, having fun outside and hanging out with family and friends. One of the best parts about the summer is the BBQs, where we have the chance to spend the day with the people we care about, having fun and eating food off the grill.

Unlike when we were kids, however, we can’t always eat the same way and we now have the knowledge to know how to eat better to stay healthy.

One of the best ways to eat healthy at summer BBQ is to be the one hosting! That way you have full control over the food that is served and you can make sure they make the food that fits into your meal plan, all the while still providing delicious food that your guests will love.

Here are some great meals that you can prepare for a BBQ while staying on your meal plan:

Here are our top recipes and food choices for your BBQ:

Main Dish

Grilled Chicken

You can never go wrong with good grilled chicken. Not only is it a healthy protein for you, but it is sure to leave your guests happy.

 

Boneless chicken breast
Lemon Juice
Salt
Pepper
Onion Powder
Parsley

Dip your boneless chicken breasts in lemon juice and season with salt, pepper, onion powder, and parsley. Place on the grill and cook until the center is no longer pink. Depending on the size of your chicken, this can take 10-15 minutes on both sides.

Grilled Fish

One of our favorite types of fish is wild caught salmon, but you can substitute to a milder fish if you’d prefer.

Salmon
Salt
Pepper
Lemon

Soak a cedar plank in water for 2 hours before cooking. Lightly season your fish with salt and pepper and place on a wooden cedar plank on the grill. If the salmon has skin on it, place the salmon skin side down. Placing the fish on a plank with keeping the fish from sticking to the grill and also give it a nice smokey flavor that you would want at a BBQ.

Let the salmon cook until it is cooked fully through. You will know that is it cooked because the inside will be the same color as the outside. Depending on the size of your fish, this could take 10-15 minutes. Squeeze lemon over salmon and serve.

Brisket

Brisket is always a crowd pleaser, although it does take longer to cook, so here a healthy brisket rub that tastes great and won’t break you off your meal plan.  This rub also makes a great seasoning for steaks and burgers!

Beef brisket
2 teaspoons salt
2 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Combine all seasonings together and rub the spice mix all over the brisket meat. Put the brisket on the indirect side of the grill so that it is not directly in the heat, with a drip pan underneath. Allow cooking until the center of the brisket reaches 195º (this could take a few hours). Remove from the grill and wrap in tin foil for 1-2 hours. When finished, remove fat from meat and discard, cut meat against the grain.

*This recipe is based on a 4 lb brisket.

Fun Sides

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

No meal would be complete without our favorite food, the sweet potato! And, this allows you to adjust your meal according to your high and low carb days.

Peel your sweet potato and slice them into 1/4 inch slices. Cover them with olive oil and throw them on the grill, seasoning with salt. Enjoy on a high or med carb day!

Grilled Veggie Skewer

Food on a stick is always fun, and a great addition to your BBQ that will be sure to make everyone happy.

Place your favorite vegetables, such as mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, onions and bell peppers on a skewer. Place skewers on the grill until they are cooked as desired. Enjoy on a low carb day!

This meal can work for either a high or a low day. Simply adjust your portion of sweet potatoes to match the carb day that is on your Custom Meal Plan. If you are not on a meal plan, you can get one by clicking here. We custom tailor every plan to match your specific goals, according to your body type and the food you already love to eat.

Let us know what your favorite foods to eat at a BBQ or how you stay on track during the summer.

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