During the summer the BBQ season is normally in full swing. Friends and loved ones come together to share great food during barbecues. Most individuals don’t care about the consequences of the food they eat during barbecues on their wellbeing. Barbecues typically have some of the unhealthiest foods ranging from different types of meat and fats to starchy foods like fries and roast potatoes. One barbecue may make a whole month work out futile if you do not watch what you eat. There are a variety of ways in which you can boost your eating habits at BBQs. A few of them are discussed below.
First, you need to plan for your barbecue. You need to know the number of people who will be attending in order to get a sufficient amount of food to feed them. You also need to try to find out about any special preferences or allergies the attendees may be having in order to ensure everyone is included in the barbecue meal. You also need to know if there are vegetarians attending in order to make necessary arrangements. You then need to shop for the different items from reliable sources. For the meat go for the fresh cuts while ensuring you get different types of meat.
The next step is to choose the best way to roast the meat. Most people are not chefs and may not possess the knowledge on how to roast different kinds of meat in different ways to get different results. For generations BBQs have been known to be an event where the man of the family does most of the cooking. Guys may not understand the best way to roast meat and they usually rely on what they have been taught by their fathers or wives. There are many recipe books such as the Brooke Griffin Cookbook which have recipes about how to roast different meat types in a healthy way.
You may need to decrease the amount of artificial additives you use when roasting meat. These include spices which are processed and sold in powder form in stores. However, there has to be a balance between the composition of the meal and the general taste. The point of any barbecue is to eat delicious meat. You can refer to the recipe book in order to know the spices you need and get them in vegetable form from the farmers’ market where possible. You can also replace some of the unhealthy meat like fatty pork chops with healthier options like crab meat.
Lastly, make sure you prepare a great salad for your guests. The salad has to be so good that not only the vegetarians love it but everyone including the meat lovers also love it. This will help reduce meat consumption for you and also the guests and promote a healthy and balanced diet.