How to Grill Out and Still Lose Weight

  • Possible Pat
  • June 2, 2017

It’s almost summer and that means more time outside and more time grilling. Summer grilling can be an intimidating event when you are trying to lose weight, as often we are surrounded by family and friends who will be cooking up burgers, eating chips, and downing sodas beers. And when you are trying to lose weight, these are the types of foods you are typically trying to stay away from.

But just because you are developing healthy eating habits and working to lose the weight doesn’t mean you have to skip out on the summer events. You just have to know what you should be eating and what you should be avoiding.

When it comes to grilling out, one of my favorite options is a kabob. These are fun foods that taste amazing. Who doesn’t love a good kabob! Plus, they are so easy to mix up with so many different combinations that it is almost impossible to get tired of them.

The best kind of kabob is a simple one and knowing what to put on it can be simple, especially if you are already on a meal plan. Once you are on a Custom Meal Plan, you will know exactly how much protein and how many carbs you can put onto your kabob.

Here are three examples of different types of kabobs you can grill to stay on track during the summer:

Seafood Kabob

  • Shrimp
  • Zucchini
  • Cubed Butternut Squash
  • Cubed Sweet Potato

Use your meal plan to measure how much protein and carbs you should include in your kabobs. Add your food to your kabob, brush with your allowed amount of olive oil, and place on the grill, allowing it to cook until your shrimp are pink. This will let you know when your shrimp have cooked through. Rotate your kabob occasionally flipping them over to ensure your food cooks evenly on both sides.

Steak Kabob

  • Grass-fed Steak
  • Mushrooms
  • Bell Peppers
  • Cubed Sweet Potato

Like the shrimp kabob, use your meal plan to portion out how much protein and carbs you should be eating. Add your food to the kabobs, brush with your allowed amount of olive oil, and place on the grill until your steak is cooked to your liking.

Chicken Kabob

  • Chicken
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Cubed Sweet Potatoes

Use your meal plan to properly portion out how much protein and carbs you should include onto your kabob. Add your food to the kabobs, brush with your allowed amount of olive oil, and place on the grill until your chicken is cooked all the way through.

As an alternative, you could also cook your sweet potato by wrapping it in tin foil and placing it directly on the grill until the center is soft, adding salt to taste. Another great option is to slice your sweet potato, lightly brush with olive oil and place in the oven at 250º. Cook until they are golden brown, flipping them once during the baking process. This way you can also join in and have chips on the side of your meal.

Try this out the next time you want to grill and be sure to invite some friends and family for some outdoor fun. This makes a great meal that you will enjoy, and everyone around you will love as well. If you are following your Custom Meal Plan, you can turn so many of your meals into a grill out.

About Possible Pat

Hi, I'm Pasquale Brocco and I've lost A LOT of weight. When I started my journey to lose weight, I weighed 605 pounds. After visiting the doctor, I realized I had to make a change. I started with a simple plan and within 60 days, I lost 100 lbs. So far, I've lost over 307 pounds. Now, I'm sharing a simple message with you, "Anything is possible." If you can put on the weight, you can lose the weight.

Comments

Cynthia

Awesome ideas thank you!

Carl

Thanks, great ideas. I was always wondering about grilling different vegetables.. Kabobs!!

Laverne

Love the recipes and tips on how to enjoy cookouts and mostly the vinegarette dressing ❤️Keep updating your wonderful delicious healthy recipes!!!

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