New Year’s Resolution: Grill More!

Americana Grills wants to help you with a new year’s resolution that you can stick to and enjoy! Grill more and eat healthier! How can grilling more help you eat healthier, you ask? Let’s face it if it doesn’t taste good you won’t eat it. Using your Americana Grills charcoal grill as a resolution powerhouse to keep you eating healthy is the smart thing to do.

While all those around you are struggling to keep those New Year’s resolutions, you’ll be enjoying grilling and great food. Sure, when you think of grilling, you imagine burgers, hot dogs, ribs, and chicken wings covered in sauces and marinades. Of course, those over-processed and high-fat foods are our favorites to throw on the grill. But this year, you’re going to be more creative with what you throw on the grill.

Ask yourself, would you rather have a baked, almost tasteless piece of chicken or well seasoned charcoal-grilled flame-kissed chicken? Remember, grilling with charcoal will add to the flavor of any food you grill. Charcoal-grilled meats and vegetables can be just as delicious as the less than healthy counterparts. Here are some tips to get you started in keeping this resolution to grill healthier foods and more often.

Tip 1: Use Herbs With Big Taste

Use herbs like rosemary, garlic, thyme, and sage. These herbs have big, bold tastes that can help add a lot of flavor without adding calories from heavy marinades. Studies show that adding these herbs can reduce carcinogen formation.

Tip 2: Grill Your Vegetables

Yes, this sounds like a broken record to add more vegetables to your meals, but why not enjoy eating your vegetables? Grilling your vegetables can add the extra flavor to make them a side dish you want to eat. Vegetables are high in fiber and low-calorie, making them a good balance to meats.

Tip 3: Seafood

Grilled Salmon with lemon, olives and fresh herbs. Selective focus

Substituting seafood like fish and shrimp can be a great change from heavier meats. Fish is packed with Omega-3s and is a tasty addition to your grilled resolution.

Tip 4: Grilled Fruit

Pineapples and peaches are among those fruits that make a delicious grilled dessert. The grill helps to caramelize the natural sugars in the fruit that elevates the flavor profile that makes it clear you’re not sacrificing anything on dessert.

If you don’t have an Americana Grill charcoal grill, it’s clear you need one. Now that we gave you some tips to have a grilled 2020, here are some of our favorite recipes to get your mouth watering and ready to grill.

Cali Style Grilled Chicken

Grilled Sockeye Salmon and Veggies

Grilled Greek Chicken


This is a delicious and easy recipe for chicken on the grill. It can be made with a whole cut-up chicken, or just the parts of your choice.
Prep: 10 minutes   Marinate:  30 min.   Cook:15.   Servings: 4

Combine 1 ½  thyme,  2 cloves garlic, 3 T olive oil, 2 T lemon juice, and 1 t  salt in a small bowl and mix well.  Place 4 pieces of chicken in a pan and coat with marinade using a brush to coat top and bottom.  Refrigerate 30 minutes to 3 hours.  Brush grill with oil and grill about 10 minutes on each side on high (more time for quarters)  Brush leftover marinade over chicken while grilling. Let sit 5 minutes and serve



Are you still on track with your Eating Healthy New Years Resolution? Meco Americana Grills is here to help you grill your healthiest options by giving away a brand new Americana Walk-A-Bout Charcoal Grill!!!

Happy New Year From Americana Grills!

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