The Best Fresh Foods You NEED To Grill This Season
The Best Fresh Foods You NEED To Grill This Season

The Best Fresh Foods You NEED To Grill This Season

A good, old fashioned cookout is one of the best parts of summer, but this year, you might consider rethinking your approach to the grill. Try focusing on fresh, wholesome foods and ingredients.

One easy way to do that: Utilize a wholesale club. Once you stock up, we've got some ideas for what you should cook.

Ditch the bad-for-you-stuff — hot dogs and sausages — and opt for lean beef patties and skirt steaks. Unprocessed red meats have plenty of iron, protein and B vitamins so you can feel good about what you’re consuming while upping your grilling game.

Seasonal produce like bell peppers, carrots, corn and zucchini are excellent grilling candidates. Feel good about having fresh, organic ingredients at a great price! Try this banging corn recipe that will be an instant crowd-pleaser.

Instead of plain old guacamole to get the party started, try grilling your avocados! Grilling fruit (yes, avocado is a fruit!) is an easy skill to master. You want the grill just hot enough to create grill marks on the avocado, but not so hot that it'll melt it. Fill with pica de gallop or a corn salad and you’ll have an appetizer that is as pretty as it is delicious.

Cookouts don't need to be so meat-heavy. Grilled fish entrees can elevate the simplest backyard barbecues. One of the heartiest fishes, tuna, is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals. It’s also a leaner fish, which means it contains less unhealthy saturated fats. It's best-served medium rare, and cooking it at medium heat it is less likely to dry out. You could also try a marinade, for an extra punch of flavor.