Top 10 Healthy Grilling Recipes

Keep It Lean and Healthy by Taking Dinner to the Grill

The grill is a great way to cut fat and produce a lean and healthy meal. Instead of frying, sauteing, or brazing, the grill lets natural fats drain away and doesn't need a lot of oil to prevent sticking. The best part might just be that the grill adds flavor so you won't be missing anything. These recipes are more than just healthy, they are delicious.

  • 01 of 10

    Grilled Caprese Chicken

    Grilled Caprese Chicken
    Grilled Caprese Chicken. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This is a Caprese lovers treat. Marinated with basil and lemon, the chicken is taken to the grill, then topped with fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, and a balsamic reduction. A healthy and delicious meal for any day of the week.

  • 02 of 10

    Grilled Pork Tenderloin


    This pork tenderloin is marinated in an Asian-style marinade that keeps the meat tender and adds a lot of delicious flavors. Marinate overnight or for at least a four hours to get the maximum effect.

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    Garlic Halibut Steaks


    Halibut is a great fish for the grill because it is so versatile and can take on so many different flavors. This recipe is loaded with garlic and herbs that flavor the fish without overpowering it.

  • 04 of 10

    Apple and Honey-Mustard Chicken Breasts

    Apple and Honey Mustard Chicken Breasts
    Apple and Honey Mustard Chicken Breasts. Noel Barnhurst/Getty Images

    The combination of the apple jelly, mustard and honey makes a fantastic glaze for chicken and as well as pork. Keep as much of this thick marinade on the chicken as possible. This recipe is also great for the smoker.

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    Lime and Basil Tilapia


    The combination of lime and basil really adds flavor to the Tilapia. This dish can either be eaten along with grilled vegetables or sliced and served in tacos.

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    Lemon Thyme Chicken

    Lemon Thyme Chicken
    Lemon Thyme Chicken. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This is a quick and easy way to prepare tender and delicious chicken breasts. Grill them hot and fast and enjoy with your favorite side dish. For best results, try flattening the chicken to nearly half its thickness by covering with plastic wrap and using a kitchen mallet or rolling pin. This allows the marinade to penetrate more efficiently.

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    Salmon With Dill and Lemon


    I love the combination of dill and lemon on Salmon. This grilled salmon recipe is one of my favorites. If you have trouble flipping fish without it falling apart, purchase salmon steaks versus salmon fillets since they are easier to deal with on the grill.

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    Tandoori-Style Chicken Breasts

    Tandoori-Style Chicken Breasts
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    These grilled chicken breasts are marinated in a flavorful buttermilk and spice mixture then placed on the grill.  Reserve the marinade and brush on during the first half of cooking.  Slice and serve in salads, wraps, sandwiches, or with your favorite Indian-inspired side dish.

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  • 09 of 10

    Sage and Cumin Pork Tenderloin

    Sage and Cumin Pork Tenderloin
    Sage and Cumin Pork Tenderloin. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    A unique blending of sage, cumin, and other spices are used in this recipe. I recommend grilling over charcoal, but gas works just as well. If so inclined, double the marinade recipe and set half aside for brushing onto the pork while it's cooking.

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    Jamaican Jerk Chicken

    Jamaican Jerk Chicken
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    This Jamaican Jerk Chicken is marinated, unlike other recipes that simply call for a jerk rub.