Check out these great ways to fire up the grill while staying on track with good nutrition.
Wait, a dietitian suggesting red meat? Sure, there’s evidence that red meat probably shouldn’t be a staple in our diets, but lean red meat on occasion can help fill nutritional gaps for protein, iron, and more. Plus, the real key here is pairing your steak with a variety of colorful, nutritious vegetables.
If you’re not a fan of grilled chicken, it’s probably because you think it’s boring, bland, or dry. You can remedy these problems with this flavorful marinade and quickly cooking your chicken on a preheated grill. Be sure the chicken still hits 165F to avoid food safety concerns!
What a fantastic combination: shrimp and sweet corn all dressed up with awesome flavors like lime, garlic, honey, and ginger. Grilled in a foil packet, this is a simple and nutritious meal with easy clean-up.
If you’re not in on the secret yet, vegetables can be great on a grill, too. Nutrient-rich (lots of vitamin C!) zucchini is a great place to start if you haven’t tried this before, and the garlic-herb drizzle is the perfect cherry on top.
Once you’ve mastered grilling vegetables, you can make them more than a side dish. This eggplant caprese recipe works great as a light summer entrée, and the savory flavors of eggplant are a great stand-in for meat in the starring role.