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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    How to Grill Salmon

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Fresh and Light Dinner Recipes

    From salads to pastas to sandwiches, we've compiled a list of our favorite easy and light dinner recipes. We even have ideas for making steak into a light and refreshing meal! Plus, these recipes are filled with fresh ingredients, making them extra tasty and nutritious. These recipes prove that dinner doesn't have to be a covered in mounds of cheese and dripping with butter to be satisfying!
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