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Tips & Techniques

Good-for-You Grilling

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Here are some good for you grilling ideas that will really wow your guests. Plus, some grilling safety tips to ensure a fun-filled, happy day.
Summertime Grilling

Summertime Grilling

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to fire up the grill. Try grilling foods that are low in fat, high in nutrients and full of flavor, like boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pork and beef tenderloins, shellfish and whitefish. Marinades and the natural smoke from the grill add a delicious flavor to these leaner options.

Grilled Shrimp features a refreshing marinade that adds great flavors to this recipe. Serve with rice and sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.

Nonstick solutions

Nonstick solutions

Even on a clean grill, lean foods like vegetables may stick when placed directly on the rack. Reduce sticking by oiling your hot grill rack with a vegetable oil-soaked paper towel or nonfat cooking spray BEFORE YOU LIGHT THE GRILL.

A backyard barbecue is not complete without some flavorful vegetable skewers.  Serve these Veggie Skewers with a creamy, zesty sauce and everyone will be asking for more!

Fire it up

Fire it up

If you're using a charcoal grill try lighting it with additive-free lump charcoal, which is charred wood. Conventional briquettes may contain toxins, like coal, insecticides, borax, and sodium nitrate. That can get onto your food and into the air. If possible, avoid using lighter fluid. Not only can it leave an unpleasant residue on your food, but it can also pose a serious danger if used accidentally by children.

Try these grilled NESCAFÉ® Clásico Steaks and you'll be extremely satisfied. An easy-to-make in the blender savory sauce makes this a recipe your guests will remember. Serve with lime wedges or with a squeeze of lime juice.

Keep raw meat separated

Keep raw meat separated

Keep raw meat separate from cooked meat. For example, before you begin grilling be sure to have separate cutting boards, platters and utensils nearby. Remember to never baste with the marinating liquid. Make extra marinade and set it aside for basting.

Homemade barbecue sauce is easier than you think! Our Zesty BBQ Rib recipe features a tangy and spicy BBQ sauce that will wow your family and take your barbecue ribs to the next level of deliciousness. 

Stay hydrated

Stay hydrated

Grilling outside in the sun can get hot! Try keeping a few chilled bottles of Nestlé® Pure Life® Water nearby for convenient rehydration.

Enhance the flavor of your water by adding fresh fruit to a glass and muddling or stirring into the water to mix. We suggest the following fruit combos:

- Lemon, Lime & Orange

- Raspberry & Lime

- Pineapple & Mint