Healthy braai hacks to make your Heritage Day spicier! [watch]

Friday 24 September marks Heritage Day on the South African calendar and a few of us are prepared to gentle up the standard braai!. Most of us can look ahead to some juicy boerewors or well-spiced lamb chops from the braai.

But why not boost your braai with some more healthy choices?

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Choosing meat for the braai is often a easy activity. Grab some boerewors, lamb or beef chops and possibly some hen drumsticks. Instead of pink meat, you possibly can change the boerewors and chops with a tasty snoek. 

Snoek can often be positioned within the braai in foil and even simply skin-side down. The outcomes can have you questioning why you didn’t select the choice within the first place.

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Most South Africans would select a hearty potato salad and chakalaka for his or her braai sides. You can probably boost your braai sides by including some veggies on a skewer and placing them subsequent to your meat on the braai. 

Or as a substitute of veggies on a skewer, you possibly can go for a fast facet of grilled veggies accomplished within the oven sprinkled with some salt and pepper. Veggies like corn, candy potato, peppers and asparagus for that good crunch will just do the trick. 

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What is a lekker braai with out spices? The trick to seasoning your meat is to season it with a lot of salt-free spices. Some nice salt-free substitutes for your common spices are paprika, basil, rosemary, vinegar, and cayenne pepper that would probably give your meals a spicier kick. 

More salt-free substitutes are oregano, garlic and mint. 

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Garlic bread or rolls are the proper method to scoop up the scrumptious flavour of the meat that’s left on the plate. Instead of the common garlic bread or rolls you possibly can go for some entire wheat rolls.

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While you anticipate your meat on the braai you undoubtedly need one thing to snack on! Instead of a store-bought dip for your chips you could possibly attempt a hearty do-it-yourself roasted pepper dip, onion dip and even hummus. 

If you’re craving extra than simply these, darkish chocolate, popcorn and cheese also can fulfil your cravings.

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