HEALTHY BRAAI tips, Although braais tend to conjure up images of boerewors rolls, beers and bad food choices, there are loads of simple swops that you can make to keep your braai tasty and still stick to the HCG protocol. Here are some top tips for healthy braais:
BEST BETS FOR BRAAI SNACKS:
Roasted spicy chickpeas, vegetable crudités and plain fat free cottage cheese/salsa dip e.g. celery, cucumber, baby tomatoes and button mushrooms [you can also slightly fry these in coconut oil to soften them]. Devilled eggs, some strawberries, paw-paw, green melon and spanspek cut into cubes.
MEAT, THE MAIN FEATURE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN BRAAI:
Choose lean proteins e.g. chicken, fish, game meats or ostrich.
Remove any visible fat
from meat or skin from chicken before putting on the braai.
Use a homemade marinade to tenderise and flavour your meat. Stevia, diet coke and Bragg’s Amino Acid can make a really great marinade.
Be sensible about servings – keep your meat portion to your allocated amount indicated in your booklet.
Homemade meat marinade recipe:
Combine 150ml tomato puree, 50ml stevia, 50ml diet coke, 15ml mixed herbs, 50ml Bragg’s Amino Acid, 25ml mild mustard powder and a dash of Tabasco sauce and mix thoroughly.
BE WISE WITH YOUR SIDES:
Tossed salads with a HCG dressing or a vinaigrette.
HCG Coleslaw-Click here for recipe
Grill eggplant slices, zucchini slices or asparagus spears on the braai.
WHAT ABOUT DESSERT:
Grilled fruit kebabs: try peaches, nectarines, apricot, apple or pear on the braai…
Fruit popsicles: Click here for recipe
Stawberry Lemon Virgin Daquiri-Click here for recipe
Orange-Slushy- Click here for recipe