To add flavor to meats, poultry, seafood and veggies without adding fat or calories, try simple, healthy rubs and marinades to ensure tasty, juicy results.
Sure, you can turn to store-bought versions (which we sometimes do when we're pressed for time), but for more reliably tasty results, we like to make our own.
Though they are both used to enhance flavor, rubs and marinades are quite different; either can be the first step in many delicious, healthy grilling recipes.
Marinades are liquid mixtures that normally include some sort of acid, like wine or vinegar, plus oil and herbs or spices. Besides making food more flavorful, the acid breaks down the muscle tissue, which makes it more tender and moist. (Marinating time varies depending on how delicate or tough the food is-consult EatingWell's marinating and grilling guide toRead More »from 4 easy rubs and marinades add flavor without fat