It’s hard to believe, but July is here and that means it’s National Grilling Month. While you may be hesitant to head outside and fire up that grill in our sweltering summer heat, here are just a few good reasons to brave the temperatures and get your grill on:
Ready to get out there and grill, but don’t know what to make? Here are a few healthy recipes to help you get started:
This Whole Foods recipe takes advantage of a simple marinade that gets its flavor from fresh herbs and a touch of lemon juice. It also calls for bone-in chicken breasts, which helps your budget if you’re cooking for a large group. It’s also dairy, gluten, sugar and wheat free, so it’s a great choice no matter who shows up at your table to eat. Get the recipe right here.
Easy to make and fun to eat, these vegetable skewers have a lot going for them! We’re sharing this recipe from Serious Eats because the vegetables were carefully chosen to stay on the skewers while grilling and the 1-2 punch of marinading, then finishing with balsamic vinaigrette at the end means that these veggies will be packed with flavor. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your favorite vegetable (or meat-free protein), this recipe is great with a wide variety of vegetables. Get the recipe here.
Fruit really shines when cooked on the grill, and it’s a fantastic way to enjoy dessert, especially if you’re trying to avoid sugar in your diet. This Michael Simon recipe adds a dollop of Greek yogurt to the mix, so you can get your protein numbers up while eating your dessert. Feel free to substitute the honey with your sweetener of choice, or omit it completely for a sugar-free treat. Get the recipe here.
And last but certainly not least, here are some quick tips to make sure you’re grilling safely:
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