6 Tips for a Healthier Summer Barbeque

Memorial Day is a time to relax with friends and family…and the perfect time for a barbecue! This year, protect your and your guests’ heart-health by following these steps:

  1. Cook with lean meats like 93-percent ground beef, lean ground turkey or chicken.
  2. Limit processed meats like hot dogs, bacon or deli meats, which contain a lot of fat. Substitute smoked turkey for bacon in recipes.
  3. Go “skinless” on poultry and trim all visible, solid fat from meat. Drain fat from ground-meat crumbles.
  4. Brown meat, poultry and seafood in a nonstick pan with cooking spray or small amounts of oil.
  5. Marinade meat, poultry and seafood with marinades containing little-to-no fat.
  6. Grill, broil or roast meat and poultry on a rack so fat drips off.For more healthy BBQ tips, check out ACI’s newest YouTube video on healthy BBQ’s.

Source: www.eatright.org

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