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Guilt Free Grilling

by Kristen Ludwig, Registered Dietician

Summer is here and that means grilling season is upon us! The grill is a great way to cook up your favorite hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and steak, but don’t forget about the delicious summer fruits and vegetables that are soon to be in-season. Kristen Ludwig, the Registered Dietitian at the ShopRite of Canton, has several great ideas for lighter and healthier options that can be served alongside your main grill grub.

• Grilled corn on the cob: Soak corn in the husks for 15-20 minutes. Place on grill for 20-25 minutes. Let cool, remove husks and enjoy!

• Grilled pineapple: Slice pineapple and place on hot grill. Grill each side for 3-5 minutes or until lightly charred. The pineapple will be irresistibly sweet!

• Grilled artichokes: Halve six baby artichokes, brush with olive oil. Grill cut-side-down 6 minutes. Turn, sprinkle with minced garlic, rosemary and thyme. Grill 4 minutes more. Grilled peaches and nectarines: Split fruit in half and remove pit. Grill each side for 3-5 minutes. Top with a small scoop of yogurt or honey and cinnamon for a light dessert!

• Grilled sweet potatoes: Peel and thinly slice potatoes. Place in bowl and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on grill for 5 minutes each side.

ShopRite, 110 Albany Turnpike in The Shoppes at Farmington Valley. For more recipe ideas and summer meal suggestions, visit Kristin Ludwig at the ShopRite of Canton, call 860-693-3666, or see KNutritionPlus.com.

 

 

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