By Melissa Lafrance on June 5, 2018
It’s the time of year when we want to cook and eat outdoors. To kick off grilling season this June, we’re exploring grilling tips and tricks, as well as delicious recipes for complete meals. There are many benefits to grilling: it’s a simple, fast and low-fat cooking method that uses fresh ingredients and best of all, it’ll mean fewer dishes! Read on to learn more.
Week 1: Grilling 101
If you’re new to grilling, here are tricks and recipes to try:
- Simple tips for healthy grilling by Healthline
- A healthier way to grill by WebMD
- Optimize your gas grilling by The Spruce Eats
- 13 best grilling tips by EatingWell
- Easy grillable veggie burgers by Minimalist Baker
Week 2: Grillable Foods on a Stick
You can use reusable or wooden skewer sticks (soaked in water first to prevent burning) to prepare healthy meals that cook evenly and quickly. Try these mouth-watering skewer recipes:
Week 3: Foil Packet Meals
Foil packets allow you to easily steam-cook flavourful, portioned meals. Try these recipe ideas:
Week 4: Desserts
If you want to complete your meal with a dessert, try these sweet, grillable options from Delish:
- Grilled summer fruit skewers
- Chocolate marshmallow bananas
- Angel food cake with strawberries in balsamic
Looking for more ideas?
Each week in June, we will be sharing tips, tricks and recipes to help you create meals on the grill. Become a UBC Health Contact to receive weekly reminders.
By Miranda Massie on September 13, 2016
UBC Based Activities and Events:
Mindfulness programming is back: Fall 2016
Build your personal resilience by participating in evidence-based mindfulness programs for staff and faculty.
30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge: Starting October 3
Mindfulness@Work 6-week program: Starting November 7
Sign up while spaces last!
Bodyworks Fitness Centre Free Trial Period: Sept. 6-17
Visit UBC BodyWorks for a free trial of any fitness class! Access to the fitness centre is also included. Try any of the following classes, and be sure to bring a friend:
- Community Fit
- Fit Over 50
- Changing Aging
Schedule details can be found here.
UBC Employees: Receive 10% off Basic Membership Passes when you present your UBC Staff ID Card.
UBC Recreation Free Week: Sept. 12-18
Try out as many classes as you want, for free!
Drop in to fitness, yoga, Pilates, dance, martial arts, boot camps, and aquatics classes for free. No experience is required and all abilities can be accommodated. Try as many classes as you want, and register for your favourites!
Staff Welcome Back BBQ: Sept. 14
This annual event is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a complimentary lunch, live entertainment, information booths, and the camaraderie of your fellow UBC staff colleagues.
UBC Homecoming: Sept 15-17
This year’s Homecoming will feature a pep rally and BBQ, the Great Thunderbird Trek, and a street party concluding with the big game against the University of Regina Rams. Come out, cheer on your Thunderbirds and show your UBC pride.
Harvest Feastival: Sept. 22
Kick off the new school year in style by treating your taste buds to an epic outdoor feast, followed by six exclusive shows and exhibits in UBC’s Arts and Culture District.
Ticket price includes a generous family-style dinner and all the after-dinner festivities and staff and faculty tickets are only $30. Tickets and info are available at the Harvest Feastival website
Movement Co. is back! Fall 2016
Registration is open for UBC Movement Co. This free social club will get you moving in free, fun, and easy ways! Join your colleagues in walks, events, workshops and . Registrants will be eligible to win free Day of the Longboat participation. Information on all events can be found on the website. Register now!
Join Step It Up: Fall 2016
Whether you’re trying to build your overall sense of wellbeing, reduce stress, make new friends, or reduce your risks of cancer or cardiovascular disease, walking can help you on your way. Join in for free lunch-time walks. Meeting place is the north-facing entrance of the SRC unless otherwise specified.
Partner with Thrive 2016: Register by Oct. 7
UBC’s largest mental health initiative is back and will run Oct.31-Nov. 4, 2016. Thrive is a university-wide initiative designed to promote building positive mental health for all students, faculty and staff. Interested in hosting an event or partnering this year? Register here. Stay tuned for more information, the events calendar, a photo contest and more!
UBC United Way Kick-off Week of Caring: Oct. 11-14
The Great Pancake Race VIII: Oct. 11
A community-building, awareness-raising, kick-off event for UBC’s United Way campaign. Bring a great sense of humor, spirit and energy and get together over your lunch for a relay-race involving frying pans and flipping pancakes. Prizes to be won, including best costumes!
Turkey 2K Trot: Oct. 12 (Info TBA)
DAE and United Way – Stretch for a Cause: Oct.14
Join in another United Way Stretch for a Cause at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Get out of the office, stretch out, and be inspired about what United Way is doing in your community. What to bring? A yoga mat and donation to the United Way.