Broiled Grapefruit, try this easy cooking trick that makes plain old grapefruit practically dessert worthy, and at less than 70 calories it’s lots of flavor bang for little caloric buck.

Guess what? I’m back on my fitness plan because like everyone else I overindulged during the holidays, except my holidays ran for oh about 2 months. I still managed to get in exercise and a healthy lunch most days but then cookies kind of steamrolled me, prime rib snuck into my mouth when I wasn’t looking and Starbucks Caramel Brûlée were my new my BFF. And oh hey my pants got tight and now it’s time to work it off. 

Lots of lean meats, lots of seasonal citrus fruits and wintry vegetables are on the menu and very little little in the way of refined pasty carbs. Today was day one and I did pretty good ignoring the last cookies lingering in the pantry, tomorrow I’ll do better, ahem. And tomorrow I’ll ski because if I ever needed a time when working out for an hour burned almost 800 calories it. is. right. now. I kind of feel like it’s make it or break it time, you know? Like this is the edge where I pick it up and keep losing or I start gaining it all back. And I AIN’T going back, if you know what I mean. 

Broiled Grapefruit

2 ruby red grapefruit, in my opinion they’re sweeter and require less sugar, use what you have

4-8 teaspoons of sugar {for a Paleo version use honey instead}

pre-heat the broiler

split each grapefruit in half on the equator

trim off a little peel on the bottom so each half stand as flat as possible, don’t cut through to the fruit

with a sharp paring knife cut between each segment, inside the segment and outside the segment, on each grapefruit half

then carefully between the pith and the fruit all the way around the grapefruit

you’re basically getting it ready to eat old school style, nothing really new here

line a baking tray with foil which works well here because you’re not eating the exterior of the grapefruit and it won’t burn like a parchment paper would

set each half grapefruit on the foil cut side up

sprinkle 1-2 teaspoons of sugar on each grapefruit half

put the pan in the oven about 4-6 inches below the broiler

let them broil until the sugar begins to caramelize but don’t catch them on fire or let them burn

remove from the oven and serve immediately