Father’s Day Grilling!

Happy family having a barbecue in summer; father stands next to the fire

Parents are truly special people, no matter your age you always feel special around your parents and we want them to live a long and healthy life.

Encourage the special man in your life to eat a balanced diet rich in lean protein, vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Don’t forget the annual doctor’s visit to make sure he’s in tip-top shape!

These simple and healthy grilling tips will have you headed the right way to a fun Father’s Day Feast!

Let’s get warmed up…

  1. Use a glass dish or plastic bag to marinate meats, fish, poultry or veggies.
  2. Beef and pork can be marinated overnight; chicken for several hours. Fish only requires 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Grill it all…meats, fish, vegetables and fruit like pineapple, peaches and figs!
  4. Meat should be fresh or completely thawed before cooking for proper flavor and even cooking.
  5. Cover your entire grill area with aluminum foil for easier clean up and to protect your grill.

Easy to Eat Well Tip:
About 36 percent of foodborne illness in the home results from “cross-contamination”. That means contaminated cutting boards, counters or utensils are not properly disinfected or sanitized before preparing foods eaten raw, such as fruits and vegetables.

Always Remember:

  • Keep raw foods separate from ready-to-eat foods.
  • Wipe down surfaces with a disinfectant and wash hand with soap and water often
  • Using a meat thermometer, make sure ground meats reach at least 160°F and poultry reaches 165°F.
  • Do not leave food outside in hot weather for more than one to two hours for the best food safety.

Rosemary-Orange Grilled Chicken & Veggies

Rosemary Orange Chicken

Makes: 4 Servings

Prep time: 20 Minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes



  1. Spray chicken and vegetables with 15 sprays I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spray Original, then toss with rosemary and orange peel.
  2. Alternately thread chicken and vegetables on skewers**.
  3. Grill or broil chicken and vegetables, turning once, 8 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and vegetables are just tender.
  4. Arrange chicken and vegetables on serving platter. Spray with remaining 15 Sprays, then drizzle with orange juice.

*May substitute drizzle of olive oil, nutrition facts fat and calorie counts will be different.

**If using wooden skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes prior to use.

Nutrition Information per serving:

Calories 170, Calories From Fat 30, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 3.5g, Cholesterol 75mg, Sodium 160mg, Total Carbohydrate 9g, Sugars 5g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Protein 26g, Vitamin A 40%, Vitamin C 150%, Calcium 2%, Iron 6%

Recipe courtesy of Unilever USA