Get Out the Grill!

Check out these great ways to fire up the grill while staying on track with good nutrition.

Grilled Flank Steak and Vegetables

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.

Grilled Chicken with Rosemary, Garlic, and Lemon

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!

Grilled Lime Shrimp and Corn

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.

Garlic Herb Zucchini

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.

Grilled Eggplant Caprese

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.

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