The Best Foods to BBQ on BT

The grill is our go-to way to cook in the summer. While we may think we’re being healthier in the summer, many of us pack on a few pounds over the warm months. Outdoor celebrating usually means eating and drinking.

On Breakfast Television I break down the best meats & veggies to grill, and which to steer clear of. Watch it here.

Fruit Veggies Chicken Worst Meats Best Meats

Meats

Pick:
Filet
Top sirloin
New York Strip
Flank
T Bone
Pork Tenderloin
Pork Chops
Lean Ground Beef
Chicken Breast
Lean Ground Chicken

Skip:

Rib Eye
Regular Ground Beef
Pork Ribs
Hot Dogs
Sausages
Bratwurst
Wings
Dark Chicken with Skin (The skin adds double the fat and 30% more calories; dark meat adds 30% more calories as well.)

Fish

Pick:
Firm fish like:
Salmon
Shrimp
Tuna
Cod
Tilapia

Skip:

-delicate fish like sole

Tips: don't marinate fish for more than 15 minutes. Using a cedar plank to cook fish infuses flavour and the fish won't stick to it.

Vegetables and Fruits

Potatoes and Sweet Potato Wedges - boil first

Asparagus - skewer and put on top part of the grill
Cherry Tomatoes – skewer
Onions - use large slices or wedges not cut through
Corn - leave in husk
Tofu - extra firm
Fruit - top grilled fruit with brown sugar and maple sugar
Romaine lettuce - grill lettuce and bread for deconstructed Caesar salad