Grilling season has officially begun! The grill is one of the best places to start a healthy, nutritious meal for friends and family. It’s the perfect canvas for tasty meats, veggies, kebabs, and even dessert. The best thing about grill recipes is that they are incredibly easy. Bonus: salsa, marinade, and sauce recipes. Your best meats and veg will need a little something to dip them in from avocado to pico. And while you have the grill fired up, cook a little extra. Your BBQ pit is one of the best tools for meal prep and batch-cooking so you’ll be motivated to eat healthy all summer. Here’s a roundup of healthy grill recipes for all of your cookout needs. Eat up!
- Grilled Salmon
1. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa from The Cookie Rookie
This zesty salmon recipe comes together with standard taco spices like cumin and chili powder which gives you all the flavor without the need for a tortilla, which can easily turn a healthy meal not-so-healthy. The quick marinade gets your filets ready to go for the grill. Top with a lime-y avocado salsa to do this dish justice. This one is sure to please the crowds.
2. Grilled Peaches with Coconut Cream from Paleo Grubs
Okay, let’s get right to dessert. Grilled peaches are a favorite of mine, and the heat really brings out the flavor. Caramelizing fruit brings out the sweetness on a whole ‘nother level. If you’ve never done this, DO THIS. Top these with whipped coconut cream for a healthy alternative to ice cream. Watch it melt into delectable goodness and devour. Sprinkle with crushed walnuts and cinnamon for a little extra crunch and spice.
3. Smoky Grilled Pineapple Burgers from FitViews
What’s a grill recipe roundup without a burger? These paleo-friendly, bunless patties are made whole once again with a few slices of grilled pineapple. Remember the thing I said about grilled fruit? It applies here as well. Pro-tip: pineapple juice makes a delicious marinade if you really like your sweet and savory. Wrap in lettuce, top with onions, and dig in. The only struggle is eating just one.
4. Bacon and Chicken Pinwheels from Real Housemoms
We live in the day and age of bacon becoming a health food. Let us rejoice. Of course it ended up on this list. Bonus: things in a pinwheel shape are fun to eat. With just a few ingredients, namely the one in the title of the recipe, this party-friendly grill dish comes together in a jiffy. This is a testament to the universal truth that everything is better with bacon.
5. Grilled Steak with Roasted Jalapeño Chimichurri from Serious Eats
And lastly, we have our steak. Grilling a nice cut of beef is one of the greatest joys of summer. It simply never loses its novelty or its tasty goodness. This dish is made truly special with a spicy chimichurri sauce which is not limited to your steak; make a batch of this and slather it all over everything. Believe me, you will be doing yourself and your guests a favor. The vibrant color says it all!
That’s it for today folks! Eat smart, train hard and enjoy your life this summer!
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