Lots of people will be touching lots of food this July 4th. So it;s a good time to review how to keep all the food you make and serve that day safe for people to eat, notes the Partnership for Food Safety Education. It’s created this flyer on using thermometers for grilling. It also has… Continue Reading →
Fourth of July is normally outdoor grilling time for many, many Americans. But if you’re on a low-salt, low-fat or low-sugar diet, grilling traditional hot dogs, brats and ribs doesn’t work for you. You need to get more creative. Cooking Light recently had a piece, 14 Kebab Recipes To Grill This Summer that’s a good… Continue Reading →
Grilling great July 4th meals when we’re home has become no problem for me on my low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar diet. I simply turn to fish, like wonderfully delicious salmon, or white meat chicken with rosemary and other spices. But eating away from home on the 4th has become an annual day of fasting for me… Continue Reading →
You don’t have to fast on the 4th when you’re trying to eat healthy. We have recipes for you. Enjoy the day!
This has been grilling week on the blog, with posts about a guide to grilling fish and another about a grilled salad. Here’s another fun idea for your 4th of July grilling weekend, rosemary salmon skewers with cherry tomatoes. This recipe comes from the website of former Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels. I sometimes quibble… Continue Reading →
It starts with chicken breasts tenders, cut into cubes. Add olive oil, lemon juice and Italian spices, then use rosemary spriggs as the skewers for your chicken instead of metal or wooden skewers.
The recipe is a simple one, in terms of ingredients, which is great for my low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar diet.
Rather than the regular crumbled feta in the recipe, we used fat-free feta. I use this in a lot of dishes, but sparingly because it still contains a lot of salt, as do almost all cheeses.
Is one of us right and one wrong? Who knows, I assume no position of superior knowledge on this, the so-called science on what we should and shouldn’t eat changes almost daily. Everyone should follow the course they feel comfortable with.
I think the obligation to be gracious falls upon the host. When I host parties, I always check with guests about dietary preferences and do my best to have a variety of dishes for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.