As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I take my health very seriously. I know that anything in excess is not a wise choice. Being a good hostess I always look for acceptable alternatives for everyone in my guest list. Although no one can beat the yummy aroma and flavor of a steak grilled over a red hot flame, there are so many other choices that can be made in addition to, or instead of steak. Life is more interesting, and so is your menu, when you try preparing different foods on the grill. Since all proteins taste better cooked on the grill don't limit yourself to only steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs. Remember to add fruits, vegetables and whole grains for balanced, nutritious and tasty meals. Everything tastes better grilled!
- Pork chops, pork ribs, tenderloin roast
- Lamb chops, lamb rack
- Salmon, tuna, dorado steaks
- Large shrimp
- Lobster tails
- Whole fish
Besides the grilled proteins, have you thought of grilling fruits and vegetables? Some fruits and vegetables are more appropriate than others, but most can be prepared on a grill using a little innovation.