Healthy Grilling Tips

healthy grilling tips

Bring on the BBQ: Healthy Grilling Tips


Summer is in full swing and it’s time to fire up the grill! Say no to the creamy potato salads and shake up your grilling routine with these 7 healthy grilling tips and tricks.

Suns out Buns out

Swap your fatty burgers with a leaner meat, like salmon or turkey! To make them even healthier, trade in your bun for a grilled pineapple topper or wrap it in lettuce.

healthy grilling tips: pineapple buns

(Source: Delish)


Skewer up some of your favorites at your next neighborhood BBQ! Shrimp, chicken, bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, onions, grape tomatoes and mushrooms are some of the best healthy foods to include.

The a-maize-ing Kernel of Truth

Nothing quite says summer like corn on the cob. And it is packed with nutrients! Dress it up by shaving it into a salad!

healthy grilling tips: corn salad

(Source: Food Crush)

Ex-spear-ience the Health Benefits of Asparagus 

Did you know? Asparagus contains amino acids and minerals that can help protect liver cells against toxins. Throw a bunch on the grill!

healthy grilling tips: grilled asparagus

(Source: Simply Recipes)

Cabbage is Slaw-some

Serve up a delicious no-mayo coleslaw for a healthier, better tasting alternative! You won’t even miss it.

healthy grilling tips: no-mayo coleslaw

(Source: PBS)

Make like a Chip and Dip 

Lighten up your chip dip or taco toppings by using plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream! Same great taste, way less fat.

healthy grilling tips: greek yogurt dip

(Source: How Sweet It Is)

Make like a Banana and Split

Step away from the pie and satisfy your sweet tooth with grilled fruit! Toss some peaches, pineapples, bananas and more on the flames and relish in the caramelized goodness.

healthy grilling tips: grilled fruit

(Source: Kingsford)

Here’s my favorite healthier grilling recipe for the summer:

healthy grilling tips: Hawaiian bbq salmon burgers

What’s your favorite recipe? Do you have any healthy grilling tips we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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3 replies
  1. Lori Teng
    Lori Teng says:

    Great article! It would be nice to have the recipe links to the tips and ideas. EG. Coleslaw without mayo what do you replace it with?


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