Healthy Grilling Recipes

Start up the grill and get out of the kitchen! These heart-healthy charbroiled entrée and side recipes are perfect for carefree summer meals.


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Grilled Lemon Chicken
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Grilled Lemon Chicken

    Just 12 minutes on the grill and this marinated chicken breast dinner is ready to serve.

    Tip: Instead of using oil to keep chicken moist while cooking, use an oil-free marinade, or spritz the food with broth, water, or juice.

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Bull's-Eye Onion Burgers

    Served on hearty bread and dripping with low-fat Swiss cheese, this fun onion burger is sure to tingle your taste buds. With the addition of kale, the grilled sandwich also hits a nutritional mark with a bit of vitamin K.

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Pork Chops with Lime Salsa

    Fiery hot jalapeno jelly mixes with luscious honey and spicy cumin, bringing the flavors of old Mexico to your dinner table.

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Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

    A topping made from fresh strawberries and a hint of lime creates a zesty, hot-off-the-grill fish dinner.

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Potato Wedges

    Heat up the grill for these zesty potato wedges. They make yummy sides to a grilled chicken or fish entree.

    Tip: To get a head start on the potatoes, precook, cover, and chill up to 24 hours. When ready to grill, brush potatoes with paprika mixture and grill 12 to 15 minutes to heat through.

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Grilled Steak and Peppers

    The sweet peppers in this satisfying steak-and-veggie combo contribute lots of B vitamins and fiber for good heart health.

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Grilled Rosemary Chicken

    Enjoy the taste of summer with this low-fat, high-protein chicken recipe. The chicken gets it summertime flavor from lime juice and finely shredded lime peel.

    Tip: To get the most juice from limes, lemons, or oranges, let them stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes before halving them and squeezing the juice.

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Grilled Halibut with Blueberry-Pepper Sauce

    Sage and pepper help bring out the tantalizing flavor of the blueberries in this recipe's easy-fixing topper. You can serve it with any grilled or broiled fish. Bonus: The tasty sauce is great on chicken, too.

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Grilled Peanut Shrimp Skewers

    A quick roast over a fiery grill and these wondrous kabobs transport you to the Far East with their spicy mix of ginger, coriander, cumin, and red pepper.

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Caramelized Onion Pizza

    Pita bread makes a no-fuss base for this all-veggie pizza that takes on a smoky flavor when cooked on the grill. Whole wheat pita bread is hearty, but other varieties work well, including sourdough or gluten-free.

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Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

    This is one of our most popular recipes! Grilled chicken gets jazzed up with a refreshing mint and cucumber sauce.

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Gorgeous George Burger

    These grilled soy burgers are packed with flavor. Tasty toppings such as pineapple and red onions make the vegetarian burgers perfect for a patio party.

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Garlic-and-Chili-Rubbed Lamb

    Garlic offers many heart-healthy benefits, including immune-boosting properties. Garlicky chili paste complements the milder, delicate flavor of lamb.

    Tip: When buying lamb, look for flesh that looks pinkish rather than deep red.

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Grilled Avocados

    Get the grill started for a grilled avocado entrée that's low in cholesterol but full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

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Grilled Red Peppers with Garlic

    These flavorful peppers make colorful condiments for grilled meats.

    Tip: Unwashed raw bell peppers stay fresh in a refrigerator crisper for up to five days.

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Grilled Fish Tacos

    Grill fish fillets and tortillas for a smoky flavor in this Southwestern favorite. Bonus: There's little to clean up when you're ready to eat.

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Glazed Chicken Spinach Salad

    Apple jelly and ginger combine in this easy-to-fix glaze for grilled chicken.

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Grilled Salmon Steaks with Mustard-Jalapeno Glaze

    This sweet, zingy glaze goes well with charbroiled chicken breasts and turkey steaks, too.

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Grilled Vegetables on Focaccia

    When grilled, these fresh vegetables gain hearty flavor without added calories or fat.

    Tip: Lay the vegetables perpendicular to the wires on the grill rack so they don't fall into the coals.

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Southwestern Black Bean Cakes with Guacamole

    Sizzling right from the grill, these Tex-Mex veggie burgers are delicious. Try them topped with guacamole and tomato or tucked into a kaiser roll or hamburger bun.

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Grilled Mango Blossom

    Grills aren't just great for creating delicious dinners. Grilled mango halves make for an extra-decadent dessert.

    Tip:if you want your mangoes to be perfectly ripe, store them at room temperature until they yield to gentle pressure but are still fairly firm, then store them in the refrigerator.

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