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Healthy Grilling Recipes

Start up the grill and get out of the kitchen with these delicious, warm-weather main-dish recipes! All of these healthy grilling recipes are under 400 calories -- perfect for any quick and easy summer meal.


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    • Grilled Chicken with Lemon-Cucumber Relish

      Grilling chicken is an easy way to make your dinner healthy. Fresh produce keeps it light and flavorful. Drizzle the chicken with a refreshing lemon and cucumber sauce before topping with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes.

    • Grilled Herb Scallops with Balsamic Syrup

      Gremolata, an herb condiment made from parsley, garlic, and lemon peel, is the base of our easy marinade. Be sure to stick to the recommended marinating time -- leaving scallops in the sauce too long will ruin their soft, creamy texture.

    • Grill-Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwiches

      Pulled pork sandwiches are always a good idea for a summer gathering. Our low-cal versions are rubbed in cayenne, smoked in hickory wood, and slathered in a homemade vinegar barbecue sauce. Serve them with lots of summer-fresh veggies and fruit for a balanced meal.

    • Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

      Choose from red snapper, tilapia, or sole fillets to fill your tacos, then pile on avocado slices, chipotle cream, fresh salsa, and other enticing taco essentials. Two tacos clock in at only 293 calories when made with corn tortillas.

    • How to Grill Salmon

      Full of healthy fats, salmon is excellent cooked on the grill. Learn how to grill salmon here!

    • Lamb Chops with Blackberry-Pear Chutney

      Vinegar-soaked blackberries team with chopped pears and green onions in a chutney that's bursting with vitamin C and antioxidants. Drape the sweet sauce atop tender grilled lamb chops for a healthy and delicious dinner.

    • Shrimp-Olive Skewers with Orange-Fennel Salad

      Skew away! Though small, shrimp packs big flavor. Pair the popular seafood with olives for umami flavor, then dunk in one of our healthy homemade dips and serve with grilled fennel for a light summer dinner.

    • Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad

      The more colors on your plate, the more nutrients. Toss a variety of oil-brushed veggies on the grill for a crisp, healthy addition to summer-favorite pasta salad. Swap in whole grain noodles for a bigger fix of fiber.

    • Southwestern Stuffed Roasted Peppers

      Pick your protein -- shrimp, chicken, or pork -- for these colorful stuffed peppers. The secret to their ultra-savoriness? Corn bread mix and a bottle of Alfredo sauce! Swap in light Alfredo to cut calories and fat further.

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      Grilled Herb Burgers

      Who says you can't enjoy a juicy burger while trying to eat healthy? Made with a mix of ground turkey and beef, these oregano- and basil- packed burgers are good for you and full of great flavor.

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      Grilled Halibut Sarandeado

      Traditionally, sarandeado refers to a whole fish that is grilled and topped with lots of veggies. Try our simplified version, where juicy halibut fillets are smothered in a homemade lemon-serrano pepper sauce before grilling.

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      Grilled Swordfish with Citrus, Saffron, and Mint

      This Sicily-inspired grilled swordfish recipe boasts bold flavor when topped with a citrus, saffron, and mint fruit chutney. Serve on a bed of rice with a side of veggies to round out the meal.

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      Grilled Shrimp Panzanella

      Freshen up this traditional Italian salad by adding sweet peppers and zucchini to its usual mix of stale bread and fresh tomatoes. Grilled shrimp adds protein while keeping this dish low-cal.

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      Garlic-and-Chili-Rubbed Lamb

      Bring out lamb's mild, delicate flavor with a spicy garlic-chili rub. With fewer than 200 calories per serving, these delicious ribs are diet-ready.

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      Summer Squash Souvlaki

      In Greece, souvlaki, which means skewer, is often served as a sandwich. Here, we've taken out the skewer and served grilled summer squash, zucchini, and mushrooms in a warm toasted pita.

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      All-American Barbecue Chicken

      Try our step-by-step instructions for this finger-licking-good grilled chicken recipe. Even when smothered in a homemade barbecue sauce, these delicious drumsticks stay surprisingly low-cal.

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      Skewered Shrimp Scampi

      Add a smoky bite to this classic scampi dish by serving grilled shrimp. Whole wheat pasta ups the fiber in this simple summer meal.

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      Cumin-Crusted Veggie Burgers with Pineapple Salsa

      Looking for a new way to serve a veggie burger? These cumin-infused burgers with homemade pineapple salsa bring the heat -- and the sweet -- to any backyard cookout.

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      Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

      For a zesty, hot-off-the-grill fish dinner, add a topping of fresh strawberries and a hint of lime to the grilled bass in this recipe. At just 137 calories per serving, this healthy grilling recipe makes a delicious and healthful dinner option.

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      Grilled Halibut with Blueberry-Pepper Sauce

      Sage and pepper bring out the tantalizing flavor of the blueberries in the easy-fixing topper for this healthy grilling recipe. Although we've paired it with halibut here, try it with any grilled or broiled fish.

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      Healthy Casseroles for Fall

      Love casseroles but hate the calories? Fear not. Our healthy casserole recipes are cheesy and rich, and they all clock in under 400 calories per serving. With classic fall sides like green bean casserole and mains like baked ziti and macaroni and cheese, you can enjoy healthy casseroles throughout the season.
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