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Lakeside Grilling Series On Lake Hartwell Guide

We are very excited to announce a new series called Lakeside Grilling coming to Lake Hartwell Guide. In the spirit of spending time with friends and family at the lake, we’re hoping you’ll love this new addition to our Lake Living category as much as we do.

When we were approached by renowned author and chef, Melissa Metcalf Le Roy, we got excited right away about her idea to share healthy yet delicious recipes that can be cooked on the grill.

Cooking on the grill is a healthy way to add tons of flavor to meals, plus it is a perfect fit for the outdoor living we enjoy on the lake.

Melissa metcalf-leroy

What to expect from Lakeside Grilling

Melissa will be providing us with a new article, recipe, and video about healthy cuisine semi-monthly from her new series, OnFire Lake Side Grilling on Lake Hartwell.

She’ll be cooking up delicious and healthy meals right on the grill. Yes, the focus is on healthy eating, but don’t let that fool you. In fact, we think you’ll be fooled by how delicious they are.

Melissa has appeared as a guest Chef on Your Carolina on News Channel 7, Greenville, SC and is a regular guest Chef on Carolina Kitchen on WLOS news 13, Asheville, NC.

Melissa’s new article and video will include her favorite grilling recipes.  Feel free to drop her a note, comment, question or suggestion at

closeup of grilled steak by lakeside grilling lake hartwell

More about Melissa

Melissa and her husband, Chris, reside most weekends at Portman Marina where they entertain family and friends with healthy dinner parties and sip and sails on their boat.

She aims to be an inspiration to anyone who craves a healthy and satisfying lifestyle. Once over 226 pounds, Melissa suffered from a very rare disease that had her taking over 9 prescription medications.

It wasn’t until she started working with Dr. Joseph Picone at Foothills Wellness Center that her life went from bad to great.

Since losing nearly 100 pounds, Melissa celebrates life daily and has taken her past love of sports, actively participating in road races, half-marathons, and Spartan Races.  Her other active hobbies include mountain biking, hiking and stand up paddleboard yoga.

Through her work, she inspires men and women all of all ages to take charge of their health and wellness goals through fitness and easy, healthy nutritional recipes.

She also encourages everyone she comes in contact with to ignite and maintain his or her fire through her inspirational story. Melissa’s mission and passion is helping people heal themselves.

Melissa is certified in TRX, group fitness, personal training, spinning, and yoga instruction. As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Practitioner, Melissa has also earned a certificate in Culturally Based Native Health through Western Carolina University.

To hear more about Melissa’s inspirational journey please listen to her podcast on Life Changes. You can also join Melissa’s 52-week eating challenge here.

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