Grilling is one of America’s favorite pastimes, especially in the summer months. So it’s no wonder that July is National Grilling Month.
But as you’ve probably heard or read in this space, grilling meats at high temperatures can create carcinogenic substances. Thankfully you can minimize the risk of cancerous compounds in a variety of ways—from the cuts of meat you choose to how you prep and cook the meat. We serve up what you need to know about safe grilling in Summer BBQ Tips: Healthier Grilling With the Flavor You Love.
One tip is to consider grilling fruits and vegetables. They are already loaded with many cancer-fighting compounds and you can get all the flavor of grilling with less risk.
Almost any firm fruit or vegetable that you would normally roast, bake or stir fry will work on the grill. Just make sure you use them whole or cut large pieces that won’t fall through the grill or use a grilling basket or kabob skewers.
Here’s a recipe from the cancer-fighters cookbook Wholesome Temptation to get you started.
Grilled Peaches with Orange Glaze
3 peaches, halved, pitted
¼ c. fresh squeezed orange juice
1 T. honey
Soak peaches in orange juice for approximately 1½-2 hours. Place peaches pit side down on grill for about 5 minutes on medium-high heat. Turn peaches over and drizzle with a bit of honey. Grill for another 2-3 minutes and serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 60; Total Fat: 0 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Sodium: 0 mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Fiber: 0 g; Protein: 0 g.
Cookbook Fights Cancer
The cookbook Wholesome Temptation, was developed by chefs and nutritionists from Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) facilities to address the needs and challenges that can accompany cancer treatment.
The book also helps fight cancer by supporting cancer research. A portion of the sale of the cookbooks is donated to The Gateway for Cancer Research Foundation. This nonprofit organization works with leading treatment innovatorssm searching for breakthroughs that can help cancer patients live longer, feel better and be cured -- TODAY!
While the cookbook was developed with cancer patients in mind, the recipes are appropriate for anyone who wants to eat a healthy, flavorful diet. The recipes are low in refined sugar, processed flour, and saturated fats and rich in healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants to support your immune system.
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