Forget hamburgers and hotdogs — the U.S. Department of Agriculture is pushing people to grill up pineapple slices, peaches, nectarines and other fruit for their big July 4th feast.
"Throw some grilled pineapple on the grill & get ready to enjoy nature's candy," USDA's "MyPlate" website tweeted out this week.
A4 Throw some grilled pineapple on the grill & get ready to enjoy nature's candy #TheGoldenGrill #TeamFNV pic.twitter.com/TdKk2JQ0ct— PHA (@PHAnews) July 1, 2015
If pineapples aren't your thing, you can try other fruit.
"For something sweet, toss halved peaches or nectarines on the grill and sprinkle with cinnamon," USDA suggested.
If you don't want to mess with big, sloppy pieces of fruit, you can cut them into smaller pieces. "Try grilled fruit kabobs!" USDA ventured.
USDA hosted a "Twitter party" this week to talk about creative, healthy ways to use their grills. "Have you tried grilled romaine, avocado, or pineapple?" USDA asked.
Another tweet suggested grilled watermelon slices. "The natural sugars caramelize [to] give them great flavor!" tweeted nutrition expert Elizabeth Somer.
If you must grill meat, USDA is suggesting things like a "low-sodium & tasty recipe for grilled steak with Criolla sauce."
But there's not much information on how to make a good burger. When a search for the word "hamburger" is run on the MyPlate site, the first three items that show up are "Tips for Vegetarians," "healthy eating for vegetarians," and again, "Tips for Vegetarians."
On June 30, MyPlate did tweet that if anyone is interested in cooking with meat, they should check the temperature by sticking a thermometer in the meat and waiting up to 20 seconds.
Grill tips: Place thermometer in thickest part of meat and wait 10-20 sec for an accurate read. #GrillingLikeaPRO pic.twitter.com/VaP9GtmkiK— ChooseMyPlate.gov (@MyPlate) June 30, 2015
And just in case all this healthy eating is still making you too heavy somehow, USDA suggests dancing at your July 4th gathering.
"Having people over this holiday weekend? Crank up the tunes and move!" USDA suggested. "Dancing is a great way to be active and have fun with family and friends."