SUMMER IS HERE!
It’s time to fire up the GRILL!
Family BBQ’s are so much fun because your kids play and run around with cousins and friends while you get to enjoy adult time with couples you really like to hang out with and eat good BBQ at the same time.
Before you host your next family BBQ, we have a couple of friends we would like to introduce you to again because they are so much FUN, are stacked with credentials, adventures and advice that they would be “THE COUPLE” you will want to invite to your next BBQ to help make it a BIG HIT…and Healthy too!
We know, because Michael and I (Elaine) have enjoyed the company of this couple over lunch on a sunny patio in Florida and dinner at a swanky Galaand have had the best time asking them TONS of questions about their work, their mission to help you , their travels, their studies, and even Food Micronutrients. It was all sucha BLAST!
I know the word “Micronutrients” doesn’t sound like a party word but check this out and you’ll see for yourself why Micronutrients should be the life of your next BBQ party.
Guest blog by Jayson Calton, PhD and Mira Calton, CN
Calton Nutrition Guide to Safe and Delicious BBQs
It’s Summertime and this means that it is time to get outdoors and enjoy some delicious BBQ. We want to share with you how to keep it safe and healthy. First, by eliminating any dangers on the grill itself, and then by offering you some delicious recipes for you to share with family and friends. It is time for your food to make you queen or king of your next BBQ!
Some studies show that cooking meats at high temperatures can cause heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to form. Both of these formations have been linked to cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer. They get into your food when dripping meat juices cause the grilling surface or coals to flare up; while the flames are adding flavor, they are also engulfing the meat or fish in toxic vapors.
Here are 5 tips to guarantee a safer grill!
- Turn Down the heat and raise the rack. Temperatures over 300 degrees Fahrenheit trigger HCA formation.
- Turn with tongs. Using a fork can puncture the meat, which causes drippings to flare up the flame.
- Flip meat frequently. Turning every few minutes has been shown to greatly reduce HCAs.
- Avoid overcooking. Chargrilled pieces contain the most toxins. Cut off any charred sections.
- Marinate your meat. Recently scientists at the Food Safety Consortium project at Kansas State University discovered that when marinades were made with herbs such as basil, mint, rosemary, thyme oregano, and sage, HCA formation was reduced by 99 percent.
And now some recipes for sauces that will make you the talk of the BBQ!
Sauce #1: Chimichurri Sauce (It’s great on all things grilled!)
- 2 cup of SKINNYFat olive
- ½ of white onion
- ½ of a red onion
- 3 clove of garlic
- 1/4 of bunch of celery
- The green part of one leak
- 1/4 of bunch of cilantro
- 1/4 of bunch of parsley
- 1/4 cup of dill
- 1/4 cup of basil
- Salt and pepper
It is very simple- put all the ingredients in a blender and put it on everything in sight!
Sauce #2: Buffalo Wing Sauce (AKA “Jayson’s Red Hot”)
This stores in the refrigerator really well and gives any meal a kick! (Makes 1⁄2 cup)
- 2⁄3 cup organic white vinegar (apple cider, rice, and white wine vinegar work, as well)
- 2 tsp SKINNYFat Original
- 2 tsp organic chili powder
- 1⁄4 tsp organic smoked paprika
- 1⁄2 tsp organic sweet paprika
- 1 Tbsp organic garlic powder
- 1⁄2 tsp organic onion powder
- 1⁄2 tsp organic ground red cayenne pepper
- 1⁄4 tsp unrefined sea salt
- Stevia to taste (Jayson uses 1⁄2–1 scoop of stevia using the tiny scooper in the bottle; start with just a little and add to taste)
- 1 tsp grass-fed gelatin
- 2 Tbsp organic, grass-fed salted butter, melted
- In a small pot, stir together all of the ingredients except for the gelatin and the butter.
- Place over medium-high heat. Once warm, slowly stir in the gelatin, to avoid clumping. Keep over the heat until the sauce starts to bubble and thicken.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- Store in an airtight glass bottle and keep refrigerated.
- When you are ready to serve (likely tossing over your chicken wings; see recipe on page 301 of the Micronutrient Miracle), warm the amount of finished sauce you are going to use and combine with the butter. Do not add the butter until you are ready to coat the wings or any other protein; the sauce will not keep well after you add the butter.
Don’t forget to download your copy of our Micronutrient Miracle Guide to Safe and Delicious Summer BBQ
You can find more delicious micronutrient pack recipes in our new book The Micronutrient Miracle.
When’s the BBQ?
Now that you’ve downloaded this Summer Guide to Safe and Delicious BBQ’s, you are ready to entertain…or just feed your family as it it were a party, but without all the stress!
Please share this article with your friends and family. First, because everyone should know how to safely cook on the barbecue without toxifying your food or burning yourself. Second, because a BBQ dinner deserves to be full of amazing flavor. Your Friends and Family will thank you for it!
I’m addicted to cooking real foods and shopping locally at Farmer’s Markets.I am a health revolutionary who is writing this blog with a desire to “pay it forward in health”.This desire stems from love and my pursuit to make a difference in people’s health and wellbeing”.
I am a certified Transformational Nutrition Coach that helps women discover their healthy lifestyle that finally works so that they can transform into the healthy sexy and confident woman they want, and are meant to be.
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