While the sun is still on your side, rev up your grill and get ready to kick back with friends and family. Grilling is great way to infuse flavor into food without upping the calories. Check out our collection of grilling recipes for some sunny ideas.
1. APRICOT-GLAZED GRILLED CHICKEN | THE HEALTHY MAVEN
Apricot-glazed grilled chicken thighs are a great try for your next backyard barbecue session. These juicy marinated chicken thighs are worth getting your fingers sticky for! We recommend serving them with a big helping of greens or roasted veggies on the side. Recipe makes 6 servings of 2 chicken thighs each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 281; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 166mg; Sodium: 484mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 39g
2. GRILLED EGGPLANT PARMESAN | GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
Indulge in a lighter version of eggplant parmesan by grilling instead of deep frying the eggplant. Grilling also gives this dish a different depth of flavor. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 184; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 23mg; Sodium: 588mg; Total Carbohydrate: 9g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 10g
3. BBQ SPLIT CHICKEN BREASTS WITH CRAZY BASTING SAUCE | FOOD FANATIC
Make juicy and flavorful barbecue split chicken breast by using buttermilk to seal in the juices. The entire recipe serves four, but we suggest increasing the serving size to eight for a more appropriate size of 1/2 chicken breast each. Nutrition information is for 1 serving at 1/2 chicken breast each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 262; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 134mg; Sodium: 854mg; Total Carbohydrate: 7g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 49g
4. GRILLED CAJUN CHICKEN | BBC GOOD FOOD
Simple and spicy cajun chicken is easily prepared by rubbing lean chicken breasts with common pantry spices. Serve creamy guacamole on the side for a dose of healthy fats. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 breast each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 190; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Sodium: 220mg; Total Carbohydrate: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 34g
5. GRILLED FLANK STEAK WITH CHIMICHURRI SAUCE | SKINNYTASTE
Steak lovers rejoice! Lean flank steak is grilled and then smothered in a zingy chimichurri sauce. Serve with grilled corn or a side salad for a complete meal. Recipe makes 6 servings at 1 (3-ounce) steak + 4 teaspoons sauce each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 232; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 77mg; Sodium: 343mg; Total Carbohydrate: 1g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 24g
6. BALSAMIC GRILLED PORK CHOPS | CLEAN EATING
This tangy balsamic marinade is perfect for tenderizing lean pork chops. The sweet grilled peaches are a low-calorie way to add natural sugars to your meal. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 (5-ounce) pork chop + 1 peach + 2 tablespoons marinade each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 310; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 95mg; Sodium: 125mg; Total Carbohydrate: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 21g; Protein: 31g
7. TENDER BEEF KEBABS | NATASHA’S KITCHEN
Take your grilled meal on the go so you can mix and mingle with your friends. These kebabs feature lean beef chunks, crispy onion and sweet bell peppers. Remember to marinade the beef overnight for the most flavor. Recipe makes 15 servings at 1 large kebab each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 247; Total Fat: 18g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 11g; Cholesterol: 31mg; Sodium: 199mg; Total Carbohydrate: 3g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 19g
8. GRILLED HALIBUT STEAKS | FOOD FANATIC
Grilled halibut steaks marinated with lemon and rosemary makes for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Serve it with asparagus or your favorite veggies. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 halibut steak each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 263; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 45mg; Sodium: 151mg; Carbohydrate: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 30g
9. LEMON AND DILL BARBECUE SALMON KEBABS | PLATING PIXELS
Grilling is a great way to cook your salmon to moist, flaky perfection. Check out these salmon kebabs flavored with fragrant lemon and dill. Recipe makes 6 servings at 1 skewer each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 138; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 65mg; Sodium: 152mg; Total Carbohydrate: 3g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 15g
10. GRILLED STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM | COOKING LIGHT
This recipe works well as an app or impressive side dish. Portobello mushrooms are stuffed with cheese, tomatoes and fresh herbs, then grilled to perfection. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 stuffed mushroom each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 83; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 4mg; Sodium: 123mg; Total Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Protein: 5g