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Grilling the Low-Fat Foods You Love: 6 Recipes to Try

Did you know that 75% of Americans have an outdoor grill? This country loves to grill and summer is the perfect season to do some grilling.

The Fourth of July is actually the holiday where most people in the country plan to turn up the heat and grill some delicious food! 87% of Americans say they grill during this holiday. Some other popular grilling holidays include Father's Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

Another interesting fact is that 63% of Americans that grill will choose to cook the classic hamburger. While everyone loves a good hamburger, there are so many other grilling recipes to try!

Keep reading to hear about some of our favorite low-fat, healthy foods to cook up on the grill any time of the year.


1. A Healthy Sticky Grilled Chicken

One of the best ways to learn how to grill chicken is following this delicious and healthy sticky grilled chicken recipe. It's not your basic barbecue chicken but the perfect blend of a sweet and salty marinade that makes this recipe to die for.

Some basic ingredients include:

• Low-sodium soy sauce
• Balsamic vinegar
• Minced garlic
• Green onions
• The star chicken drumsticks
• Some vegetable oil for the grill
• Sesame seeds as garnish

You'll need to mix the honey, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, green onions, and garlic for the marinade first. The next part includes marinating the chicken for 2 hours. You're now ready to grill the chicken for a total of 30 minutes, make sure you turn it every 4 minutes to avoid burning it.

Finally, garnish with some sesame seeds and enjoy some healthy and unique grilled sticky chicken.


2. The Classic Grilled Salmon

Whether you live in a coastal town or not, grilled seafood is an amazing meal to enjoy with friends or family. A grilled salmon will give the fish a beautiful smoky flavor everyone will love.

The ingredients for this dish include:

• Some mustard and honey for a marinade
• Fresh herbs like rosemary
• Grated lemon zest
• A salmon fillet

First, you should make the marinade with the honey, mustard, fresh herbs, lemon zest, and some salt and pepper. Coat the fish evenly and leave still for 15 minutes. The fish should be cooked for about 15 minutes skin side down, make sure it starts to get a bit brown before serving.


3. You Can Enjoy a Grilled Ratatouille Pasta

There are some amazing grilled vegetarian meals you can enjoy, believe it or not. For those of you who enjoy grilling but want to cut back on the meats and enjoy a more healthy diet, this recipe is perfect for you!

You'll need:

• Zucchini
• Eggplant
• Extra-virgin olive oil
• Some salt and pepper
• Penne pasta
• Your preferred kind of tomatoes
• Mozzarella cheese
• Some white wine vinegar
• Thyme and basil leaves

You'll want to cook the pasta for about 10 minutes, add an extra minute for al dente pasta. Next, you can grill your vegetables for about 10 minutes, turning them over often. After you're done grilling cut up your vegetables into cubes and mix with your other ingredients, mixing your pasta in last and garnishing with some basil.


4. The Perfect Grilled Chicken Breast

This recipe will require some expert chicken breast grilling but it's pretty simple to follow! Your ingredients include:

• Skinless chicken breasts
• Balsamic vinegar
• Olive oil
• Lemon juice
• Some lemon pepper seasoning

You should always tenderize a chicken breast before grilling to avoid it becoming too dry. Using a meat mallet, flatten the chicken breast out a bit.

The next step includes marinating the chicken in the other ingredients for about 30 minutes. Grill the chicken on each side for about 7 minutes and you'll have a perfectly grilled chicken breast.


5. Grilled Cabbage Steaks Are the Perfect Healthy Alternative

The next recipe on our list of vegetarian grilling favorites includes some healthy and delicious grilled cabbage steaks. This recipe brings all of the flavors without any of the fatty red meats. You'll need:

• A head of cabbage cut into rounds
• Extra-virgin olive oil
• Salt, ground black pepper, red pepper flakes
• Some chopped and cooked turkey bacon
• Green onions
• Ranch salad dressing

Your first step is to drizzle some olive oil over the cabbage and season it with salt, pepper, and the red pepper flakes. You'll want to grill it on both sides for 5 minutes each. Lastly, add the turkey bacon, green onions, and ranch dressing to the top.

There are many different types of grills you can use to meet all of your grilling needs. Whether you like to grill more veggies or love a good steak, a good grill will do it all. Check out some of the pros and cons of each and decide which is the best for you.


6. Head on Down to the Beach for a Grilled Halibut

This fish dish requires some very simple ingredients to bring out some incredible flavors. You'll feel like you're on a beach vacation, enjoying some great food. The ingredients include:

• Olive oil
• Lemon
• Halibut fillets
• Salt and pepper
• Some heirloom tomatoes
• Hearts of palm
• Basil leaves


First, add some lemon zest, oil, salt, and pepper to your fish. Grill the fish for about 5 minutes making sure it browns on either side.

Your side salad will include the tomatoes, heart of palm, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper mixed thoroughly.

Serve your fish with this salad, top it with basil, and enjoy!


Here Are Some Healthy Grilling Recipes You Have to Try

When people think of grilling they usually think about hot dogs and burgers but there are so many amazing recipes you can try out on the grill. You're sure to love some cabbage steaks if you're a vegetarian or a delicious halibut for those seafood fanatics, the options are endless.

If you're looking for some healthy alternatives to grill, check out the list above. Contact us if you want to know more!

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