Grilling

Smart Summertime Grilling

Picnics and barbecues are a summertime ritual for many, but did you know that cooking food on a grill may increase your risk of cancer? Grilling meat at high temperatures produces carcinogenic compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs). And when fats drip onto hot coals or heating elements, additional…

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Celebrating Our Freedom

…4th holiday? Here are a few recipes you may want to try during your celebration: Recipes for Diabetes: Emerald Dip Healthy Grilling: Chipotle Burgers Recipes for Diabetes: Grilled Vegetables

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Healthy Grilling: Chipotle Burgers

grilling secrets for meals that are free of carcinogens. Today, as promised, I want to share an easy, delicious, and healthy recipe you can cook up on the barbeque. This recipe uses ground turkey, instead of ground beef, so it’s more heart healthy—and contains less fat that can drop on the grill.…

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Are You Grilling Up More Than You Bargained For?

…HCAs and PAHs: Use the leanest cuts of meats and poultry, which is not only heart-healthy, but limits the amount of fat that drips onto the grill. Reduce grilling time by cutting your meat into small chunks or precooking it in a microwave for two to five minutes. This can decrease HCAs by 90 percent.…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Grilled Vegetables

…sugar, or expanding your waistline. Grilled Vegetables (Serves 4) Ingredients 1 pound raw eggplant or 3 pounds raw zucchini 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme Directions Preheat the broiler or prepare charcoal grill. Wash and pat the vegetables dry with…

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Boost Your Health With Spicy Grilled Salmon

…than wild salmon. Here’s one of my favorite salmon recipes, It’s easy to make, and delicious served over vegetables or with a green salad. Spicy Grilled Salmon Makes 4 Servings 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 3 tablespoons xylitol 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Zesty Grilled Halibut

…it’s also packed with beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. Serve over mixed greens for lunch or with steamed broccoli and cauliflower for dinner. Zesty Grilled Halibut Serves 4 ½ cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon minced lemon zest ¼ cup Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons finely chopped tarragon or 1 tablespoon…

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BBQ Chicken That's Easy to Make--and Guilt-Free!

Nothing says down-home cookin’ like barbecued chicken. While heating up the “barbie” and grilling outdoors is a great way to prepare chicken, here’s an easy, oven-baked version of a perennial favorite that you can prepare indoors in case of bad weather or at any time of the year. Best of all…

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Food Safety Tips

…safety tips you’d like to share? You May Also Be Interested In: * Best Way to Cook Vegetables for Maximum Nutrient Content * Smart Summertime Grilling

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Ginger-Soy Chicken Breasts

…pieces evenly. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Preheat a grill, broiler, or grill. Spray it with olive oil spray. Place chicken on the grill, brush with marinade, and cook 7 to 9 minutes on each side, turning once. Per serving: calories 145, fat 1.4…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Lemon-Mustard Chicken Breasts

…overnight. Can also place chicken and marinade in a plastic bag, press out air, seal tightly, and marinate in refrigerator. Preheat a grill or broiler to high and place the grill or broiler pan 3 to 4 inches from heat. Baste chicken with marinade and cook for 7 to 9 minutes. Turn, baste other side, and continue…

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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

…berry smoothie using plain, non-fat yogurt, ice, and a little stevia or xylitol as a sweetener. * Top your fish dishes with mango salsa. * Try a grilled portabella mushroom for dinner. * Add extra frozen veggies to canned or homemade soups or other dishes. * Dip snap peas, baby tomatoes, carrots, celery…

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My Easy & Healthy Salad Recipe

…-healthy ingredients like olive oil, almonds, walnuts and more. Plus, this healthy salad recipe is easy to make. You can even put the chicken on the grill, so you don’t need to heat up the kitchen. Healthy Salad Recipe: Southern Sunrise Salad * 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil * 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar…

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Four Easy Ways to Add More Vegetables to Your Diet

…cherry or grape tomatoes. Thread all vegetables onto kabob skewers. Spray with olive oil and season with garlic powder and dried dill. Cook on the grill or in your oven on a roasting pan for 5-10 minutes until vegetables are tender crisp. * Cucumber salad: Combine 16 ounces plain nonfat yogurt, one peeled…

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10 Secrets that Make Healthy Eating--Easy!

Here are 10 secrets that make healthy eating, easy... 1. Use cooking spray to coat skillets and baking dishes. 2. Never fry food: grill, sauté, broil, or bake instead. 3. Lightly steam vegetables. 4. Make large quantities of soup and other foods, and freeze for later use. 5. Take advantage of prewashed…

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Not Only Are Americans Fatter—We’re Being Fed More Salt!

…haven’t already taken fast food off your list of foods to eat, do it now. Also, don’t be duped by healthier sounding alternatives on fast food menus. Grilled chicken sandwiches or salads can contain as much as 1,600 mg of sodium—or more—per serving. Add the dressing, and you’re likely to top 2,000…

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Fridays and Fish: What You Need to Know

…sardines, herring, or anchovies two or three times a week. But avoid shark, sword fish, and king mackerel, which are unacceptably high in mercury. Plus, grill or bake your fish, seasoned with herbs and a small amount of olive oil, rather than breading it. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite type of…

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Healthy Tips for Dining Out

…Send these away from the table to avoid temptation. * Ask questions about how food is prepared and request substitutions. * Choose items that are grilled, sautéed, baked, or broiled as opposed to breaded or fried. Instead of creamy, rich side dishes or starch-riddled rice and potatoes, ask for steamed…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Vegetable-Tofu Shish Kebabs

…mushrooms in the other bowl. Cover both bowls and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, though one to two hours is ideal. Gently stir on occasion. Heat grill to medium high. Thread tofu, alternating with vegetables on skewers and spray with olive oil. Reserve remaining marinade for basting. Cook for 7 to…

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