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Summer is grilling season. This year, think beyond the meat. In the time it takes to cook burgers or chicken breasts, you can have a tasty vegetable side dish ready as well. Megan Moore, R.D., L.D., CDE, a nutritionist at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, says, “When you fill your plate with veggies, you won’t overeat on meat, bread, and processed foods like potato chips.”
Different vegetables come into season throughout the summer and fall, so choose what’s fresh and try something new.
For a tasty topping for grilled pork chops, fish or chicken breasts, Moore recommends this salsa.
Are your recipes—and your eating habits—ready for a nutrition makeover? For a referral to a dietitian at Baylor Plano, talk to your physician. To find a physician on the Baylor Plano medical staff, click here.
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