Nine Healthy Grilling Recipes
Try these dishes for a healthy addition to your Independence Day bash.
Celebrate the best of the summer holidays with an entire menu based around the grill. Pick and choose from these nine healthy grilling recipes, or go to the max and make it all. Your friends—and your taste buds—will not be disappointed.
1. Grilled Guacamole
via The Chic Site
Simply throw all the ingredients on the grill and then combine for a sweet and smoky flavor. Serve with your favorite low-fat corn chips.
2. Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp
via The Cookie Rookie
Indulging at a barbecue doesn’t have to mean undoing all your hard work. The Greek yogurt in this dish is creamy yet healthy.
3. Summer Veggie Kebabs
This recipe works as an appetizer or a side dish. Skip the anchovies if you don’t like them; you can leave the rolls empty or double-up on one of the other fillings.
4. Key West Grilled Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice
via Iowa Girl Eats
Bring Key West to your back deck with this tasty recipe. The cauliflower rice is just that: chopped cauliflower cooked and flavored like rice. Try grilling the mango before making the salsa.
5. Black Bean Burgers
via Teacher Chef
A great vegetarian option, serve in a lettuce wrap with tomato, avocado and red onion. Veggie burgers are more likely to fall apart than meat burgers, so only flip once to prevent breakage.
6. Grilled Chipotle Chicken
via Life’s Ambrosia
These wings are marinated in chipotle pepper, honey, and lime juice. Try cooking them over medium heat to keep them from drying out. This will also ensure that those marinade juices become a glaze.
7. Grilled Red Potato Salad with Sausage
via Food Faith Fitness
Try to find a fresh or low-sodium variety of chicken sausage, and be sure to dry the washed potatoes as much as possible before tossing them in oil. Too much water will make grilling difficult.
8. Grilled Baby Artichokes
via What’s Gaby Cooking
Baby artichokes provide all the goodness of a regular artichoke, but with a little less prep. Whip up a healthy tzatziki or goddess dressing for dipping, and—if you like color on your serving platter—try serving with fresh roasted red peppers and grilled lemons.
9. Grilled Asparagus with Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette
via Apples and Sparkle
Asparagus is a great way to get a green vegetable on the buffet table. Forget boring salads; this bright and delicious side dish can be served cold with a squeeze of lemon.