Ever wonder if your diet could be much better with a little extra effort? No one likes going out of their way to change up their diet too much, and they especially don’t like spending twice the money to end up eating less calories.
That’s the problem with eating healthier, it seems. Too often healthy eating consists of spending more money for less food, which is absolutely satisfying to no one. Does it work? Of course it does. But is it fun to do? Nope. Nada. Not at all. (At least at first.)
So when is the right time to make a change in your diet? When do you realize things should switch up with what you eat? My proposal? Now. Here and now.
Considering this week is that of the 4th and July, it’s definitely not easy to think about changing your diet during a weekend traditionally associated with barbecues and grilling lots of good and juicy meats. Luckily, we’ve got some alternatives for you to try out that you can still grill and feel good about eating when you realize how delicious it is.
The biggest thing to remember is to opt for white meats when possible. Yes, we know red meats are extremely tempting and juicy and fatty (which produces the flavors you love), but white meats are much better for your general health in comparison to the point that you shouldn’t go back to red meats if at all possible.
And here’s the thing: white meats risk drying out the most when you’re grilling them, but all it takes is a timer and a careful eye and you’ll have some juicy meats once you’re done. It’s a lot easier to throw a slab of steak on the grill and let it cook for however long, pull it off, and it’s still good. White meats, however, may come off dry as a board and as tough as one too. The better you can perfect grilling white meats, the better you’ll like their juiciness.
The next piece of advice I can give is to grill vegetables. Vegetables are amazing for you, and to be honest, they’re the next best thing you can toss on the grill outside of meat. Always look for the grill marks on your vegetables to get an idea of how done they are. Of course, you can overgrill vegetables just like meat, so keep an eye on them to make sure they’re not blackening all over and you’re good to go.