Healthy Eating: BBQ Ribs Summer Edition

Choose Leaner Cuts

Opt for leaner cuts of pork ribs, such as baby back ribs or loin back ribs. These cuts are generally lower in fat compared to spare ribs.

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Trim Excess Fat

Before cooking, trim visible fat from the ribs to reduce overall fat content while still preserving flavor.

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Use a Healthier Rub

Create a homemade rub using herbs and spices instead of store-bought marinades that may contain added sugars and sodium.

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Grill Instead of Smoke

Grilling ribs over indirect heat instead of smoking them can reduce the amount of fat that drips onto the meat.

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Monitor Cooking Time

Cook ribs until they are tender but not overly charred. Overcooking can create harmful compounds.

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Serve Healthy Sides

Pair your ribs with nutritious sides like grilled vegetables, corn on the cob, or a fresh green salad to balance the meal.

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Portion Control

Enjoy ribs in moderation. Stick to a recommended serving size to avoid consuming excess calories.

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Whole Grain Breads

If you’re serving ribs with bread, opt for whole grain rolls or breadsticks instead of white bread to add fiber and nutrients.

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