Healthy barbecues: a tasty menu to try

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A barbecue isn't only fun, it's also healthy. And a whole menu can be cooked easily on the grill too.

Barbecues: healthy and full of vitamins

Whether on the balcony, in the garden, by the lake or in the park, summer is the season for firing up the barbecue! If you’re looking for a bit of variety, or don’t eat sausages and the like, there’s plenty here to get your teeth into. It’s easy to create tasty barbecue menus from vegetables, and even fruit. The key is to find ingredients that are seasonal and as fresh as possible, as they contain the most vitamins and healthy nutrients.

Why is barbecuing healthy?

Vegetables, fish and meat dishes can be cooked particularly healthily on a barbecue:

  • low in trans fatty acids
  • generally low in fat
  • temperature can be regulated
  • barbecue foods are often high in protein

Complete menu on the barbecue

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Smoked gazpacho

This cold soup has a surprisingly smoky flavour and a bit of a kick.

Soup from the grill
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Vegetarian burger

Full of protein & crunchy: this burger with a cauliflower twist is not just for vegetarians.

Burgers from the grill
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Grilled pineapple

Barbecuing isn't just for meat – sweet treats also taste great when grilled.

Dessert from the grill
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Which barbecue is best?

To preserve as many valuable nutrients as possible, the best barbecues are those that allow you to adjust the temperature manually. With a gas barbecue, for example, the temperature can be easily regulated. This keeps vegetables crisp, fish juicy and meat tender. With vegetables in general, it’s better not to grill them too hot or for too long, otherwise key nutrients will be lost.

For that delicious smoky aroma, choose a charcoal or wood barbecue.

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