Why not make some healthy changes to your BBQ this summer?

How often do we chuck a snag on the barbeque and whack it in a piece of bread for an easy meal over summer?


There are plenty of other easy and healthier alternatives we can turn to too spice up the hot plate!

Recently at the GenR8 Change community Walk-shop events a healthy barbeque as an alternative to the traditional sausage sizzle, and it was a hit!

Healthy doesn't have to be hard, Gilly simply threaded some sliced chicken breast onto skewers, and added herbs and spices to lamb cutlets before grilling to create a tasteful meat selection that was then paired with a simple salad to make a delicious healthy meal!

Choosing menu items that include lean meat, wholegrains, vegetables and fruit will not only reduce the amount of added salt and saturated fat on offer but will boost the dietary fibre and nutrients provided also.  



Take a look at the Victorian Healthy Eating Advisory service website for some ideas around planning a healthy BBQ event - http://heas.health.vic.gov.au/healthy-choices/workplaces/barbecues

Alternatively, if looking for some healthy BBQ inspiration for home, take a look at the recipes available on the Australian Healthy Food Guide website - http://www.healthyfoodguide.com.au/meals-and-occasions/barbecue



Has your community group, organisation or sporting club hosted a healthy BBQ recently? We'd love to know about it! Send your story to [email protected]