23/06/2015

clean eating summer BBQ favourites

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 If it came from a plant, eat it! If it was made in a plant… don’t.

 

I’d say my diet these days is a pretty balanced, and something I really strive for is clean eating. I’m not religious about this because I enjoy certain things too much, but it’s a really easy way to make sure you’re getting what you need, in the right amounts.

 

As we’re still setting up home in our new house, we’ve visited my parents a lot recently for a couple of BBQs. I thought I’d share some of my personal clean BBQ favourites – some of which take some prep and others that take no time at all.

 

Let’s start with the pink beauty above – beetroot hummus. I originally found a recipe for this online but after finding it a little bitter, I’ve tweaked it myself. It consists of chickpeas, tahini, cooked beetroot, salt, cumin, oil and garlic, all whizzed together in a processor. Pretty simple – just adjust the amount of tahini if you find it bitter! It’s a great addition to BBQs and looks gorgeous on the table!

 

Not a single meal goes by when I don’t wonder how I can get avocado into it and a BBQ is no different. Homemade, fresh guacamole is so simple and tasty. Mash as many avocados as you like, add the juice of half a lime, some fresh chopped coriander, crushed garlic and I like to throw in some chopped tomatoes too. Crushed chillies are also a great addition!

 

Finally, no BBQ is complete without some tasty veg on the grill. Alongside some marinated chicken, I love slicing courgette and romano peppers and giving them a quick blast on the heat. A great way to get your vitamins and it means I don’t load up on sausages and burgers! We often have a bean rice or a homemade potato salad to accompany, with a fresh green salad and it’s the perfect summer meal!

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