Summer is officially here! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the pool covers are finally coming off. That means …
It’s time to fire up the grill!
Add these 5 superfoods to your seasonal barbecue menu to supercharge your healthy summer grilling!
Salmon – Wild caught salmon is one of the healthiest foods that you can grill this summer. Wild salmon is rich with healthy omega -3 fatty acids. Healthy fatty acids such as DHA and EPA (the same fatty acids found in Fermented Cod Liver Oil) work to boost mood and increase overall health.
Mushrooms – Grilled portabellos, steak and mushroom kabobs- MMM the grilled mushroom possibilities are endless! Mushrooms are strongly noted throughout Traditional Chinese Medicine for their energy and immune system enhancing properties.
Tomatoes – Tomatoes are packed with the antioxidant lycopene, which offers protection against many different types of disease. Lycopene may even reduce the damage of the sun’s summer rays! For an extra dose of lycopene, be sure to add extra tomatoes to your grilling menu this summer!
Avocado – Peel, remove pit, slice, brush with EVOO, and grill for the perfect summer burger topping. Avocados are rich with healthy saturated fat that will keep you satisfied far after you’ve finished your burger. This delicious superfood is also perfect for all of your fresh summer salads!
Scallops – Make this summer tasty with wild harvested scallops. Grilled scallops are low in calorie yet packed with healthy protein. Throw a few scallops on the grill next time you make steak and dazzle your summer cookout with a surf and turf feast!
There you have it! These five superfoods are barbecue delights that you can feel good about! Skip the nitrate filled hot dogs and pre-cut burger patties this summer. Serve up these superfoods along with grass fed beef burgers, nitrate free pastured pork hot dogs, and free range chicken to keep your family healthy all summer long.