Eat This Not That (BBQ Style!)

EAT Bratwurst NOT Hotdogs

Most commonly hotdogs are made with pork, beef or chicken and tend to have “additives”. Bratwurst are made with pork, beef or veal and are typically fresher and more pure. 

Now learn how to serve up the perfectly Grilled Brats.  

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EAT Lean Cuts of Beef NOT Fatty Cuts

Sometimes in can be overwhelming picking out the perfect steak for your barbeque. Some of the fattier cuts such as the Rib Eye and the Strip steak have as much as 20-40 grams of fat, 30% of that being saturated fats. On the other hand, the leaner cuts such as the Eye of Round and Sirloin Tip Side will keep your fat content down in the single digits, significantly lowering the saturated fat consumption!

Lean Cuts

  • Eye of Round Steak
  • Sirloin Tip Side Steak
  • Top Round Steak
  • Bottom Round Steak
  • Top Sirloin Steak 

Fattier Cuts

  • Rib Eye
  • New York Strip
  • Skirt Steak
  • Porterhouse/T-Bone
  • Filet Mignon

Now that you’ve made your decision on the cut, check out “How to Grill the Perfect Steak”!

EAT lots of veggies NOT just corn and potato salad

Grilling veggies at a barbeque is a great way to get your micronutrient fix. Soak up all the vitamins, phytochemicals, trace mineral and antioxidants you can.

Here are some of our favorite ways to grill veggies.

Zucchini and Eggplant Slices

Slice up some zucchini or eggplant into half inch circles. Brush (not drizzle) some olive oil on each side on the slice, add some salt and pepper and you’re ready to grill.

Cauliflower and Broccoli

Chop up a handful of cauliflower and broccoli. Throw them both into a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle olive oil and salt and pepper, mix around and wrap it all up. Place the foil at the top of the grill and let it sit there until the veggies are softened.

Asparagus

Grab a bunch of asparagus, cut the end of the stems, roll in oil, sprinkle some salt and pepper and throw on top of the grill . Turn every minute until slightly charred and soft.  

EAT fresh fruit NOT pie

This is an obvious one, so make a fruit platter like no other. Grab strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, watermelon, and any other fruit of your liking. Wash em, dry them, and spread them on a plate. This will give you that sweet tooth fix without the added calories that a pie provides.

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, give this awesome watermelon cake recipe from Paleo Cupboard a try!