Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Healthy recipes on the grill

Grilled turkey burger.
Grilled turkey burger. iStockphoto

This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, which means it’s time to break out the swim suits, summer clothes, and of course, the grills!

Barbeque season is upon us and instead of cooking inside your kitchen, take your talents to the outdoors and enjoy whipping up some nice, wholesome meals in the warmer weather.

Not only does grilling add some smoky flavor, but it typically cooks the food faster as well.

Try these healthy recipes on the grill each day next week to celebrate the unofficial start of summer.

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  • Monday: Grilled turkey burger

    Cut fat and calories with turkey, a leaner alternative to beef. Season with a few spices, serve on whole-grain buns, and enjoy this mouthwatering burger for less than 300 calories.

    Per serving: 292 calories, 4g fat, 28g carbohydrates, 36g protein, 3g fiber

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    Tuesday: Grilled chicken tenders with cilantro pesto

    These quick chicken tenders are topped with pesto made with cilantro and sesame seeds. Low in carbs and calories, this meal can be ready in 35 minutes!

    Per serving: 168 calories, 6g fat, 3g carbohydrates, 24g protein, 1g fiber

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    Wednesday: Grilled herbed scallops with balsamic syrup

    Once these scallops are done marinating, they only take 6 minutes on the grill! The marinade includes gremolata, an herb condiment prepared with chopped parsley, minced garlic, and lemon peel.

    Per serving: 244 calories, 15g fat, 11g carbohydrates, 15g protein, 0g fiber

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    Thursday: Pasta and grilled vegetables with goat cheese

    This vegetarian dish is light and delicious. It’s filled with a variety of veggies including zucchini, bell peppers and artichokes.

    Per serving: 327 calories, 5.8g fat, 56.3g carbohydrates, 14g protein, 3.4g fiber

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    Friday: Barbequed lime shrimp and corn

    This shrimp and corn meal is cooked in foil over the grill. It gets its zesty flavor from the lime juice, orange juice, honey, and sugar.

    Per serving: 473 calories, 3.9 g fat, 66.7g carbohydrates, 42.8g protein, 4g fiber

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