Thanks to Mazola for sponsoring this healthy summer grilling recipes post.
When a family vacation involves a rental home, trying to eat healthy is still a priority. Although easy recipes are also a priority as I am usually the one cooking and I did use the word “vacation”. We do a lot of grilling on vacations so my husband can take over some of the responsibilities. However, cooking involves spices and it is hard to know what spices they might have available and how old they might be. This summer, healthy grilling is easier than ever, especially with Mazola Corn Oil and the cholesterol-blocking power of plant sterols.
For our first dinner to the beach this year I knew I wanted to bring something that would transport easily. After unpacking the car, getting or supplies organized and hitting the grocery store for staples, when dinner time rolled around I wanted something quick and easy. I marinated a skirt steak and froze it. I then let it defrost in the cooler during the road trip.
I still needed a side and was recently introduced to teh White Wine Herb Vegetable Skewers recipe listed below. I adapted this recipe slightly because my honey did not pack the less expensive white wine and I am not about to waste super good wine in a recipe. It was good just per the package directions. The whole family ate up the veggies, even the homegrown eggplant. Perfect healthy and quick dinner with minimum effort.
Here are just a few more delicious recipes and tips provided by the folks at Mazola to get ready for a season full of heart-healthy and delicious grilling!
· Marinate made right: Marinating meat helps to reduce carcinogens and lock in moisture so meat won’t dry out or toughen up. Go homemade and make your own marinades. Combine Mazola Corn Oil and Weber Seasonings Marinade Mixes for fresh flavors.
· Perfect pairings: Enhance grilled meats with the perfect summer side dishes. Keep the kitchen clean and grill up your sides. White Wine Herb Vegetable Skewers are an easy side dish to add to any grill.
· Desserts on the grill: Surprise diners with the unexpected. This Grilled Banana Split packs all the sweetness of summer into one bowl.
More heart-healthy Mazola grilling recipe favorites can be found here http://www.mazola.com/summer-grilling.aspx. For a super easy kebab recipe I like to make italian kebabs using turkey sausage, peppers, mushrooms (optional,) Zuchinni (optional) and onions. Super easy!
You can find more easy make ahead dishes for rental house vacation on this post I wrote last year.
What are your favorite grilling recipes?