5 Healthy Grilling Tips for Your Weekend BBQ

| Diet & Nutrition

Firing up the grill for the first few times this summer may tempt you to grill any and everything edible in sight. Follow these tips from the nutrition expert at LaurenConrad.com to make sure that you're keeping everything light and healthy this summer!

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Start things off right. First and foremost, pace yourself. Remember, there’s a whole summer to look forward to! I recommend kicking things off with crudités and hummus. Beginning your meal with this fiber-rich combo will help you control your appetite, so you can enjoy the main course without going overboard.

Go for the healthiest cuts of meat. Some of the leanest cuts of meat are the shoulder and the sirloin tip steak. Grass-fed bison meat is also naturally leaner than beef (as well as a serious throwback to Oregon Trail). A rule of thumb: Meats labeled as chuck, round, and loin are typically the lowest in fat.

>> Recipe: Skinny Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops

Throw your veggies on the grill, too! I love grilling eggplant, asparagus, onion, radicchio, and peaches. Since the grill adds such a great smoky flavor, I like to keep my veggies simple with light olive oil, lemon, and sea salt.

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