Tag: grilling

26 Healthiest Summer Sides

by in Grilling, Healthy Recipes, May 17, 2012
vegetable salad
Ellie Krieger's Grilled Vegetable Salad With Feta and Mint

Fat-drenched side salads are the norm when it comes to cook-outs. But lighten up the dressing and you’ll be able to savor those delicious spring flavors—fresh fruit, veggies, and herbs—in every bite. Here are 26 side dishes that’ll make your mouth water– all for less than 250 calories per serving.

Grilled Veggie Sides
Toss those farmers’ market finds or extra veggies in your CSA box right on the grill. It’s a perfectly simple way to enjoy fresh veggies.

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15 Healthiest Grilled Main Dishes

by in Grilling, Healthy Recipes, May 10, 2012
grilled salmon
Food Network Kitchens' Honey Soy Grilled Salmon With Edamame

If you’ve been grilling the same recipes each season, it’s time to shake things up. We’re giving you plenty of deliciously healthy main dish recipes to choose from—meat, chicken, fish and vegetarian—all for less than 400 calories per serving.

Meats
Beef, pork and lamb can all be healthy choices for the grill. Be sure to choose lean cuts of meat, keep portions around 3-4 ounces per serving and limit the amount of fatty ingredients like butter and oil.

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Top Picnic Posts for Labor Day

by in Healthy Holidays, September 5, 2011
labor day
Are you cooking out today?

Happy Labor Day! It’s time to have one last picnic before summer officially ends. Of course you can still cook out before it gets cold, but it’s the last long holiday weekend where you’ll have an extra day to relax and entertain. To get you ready for your end-of-summer bash, a round-up of our most popular picnic posts:

Summer Picnic Menu

Which is Healthier, a Hot Dog or a Hamburger?

5-Ingredient Broccoli Salad

Top Picnic Salads

Host a Healthier Cookout

Potato Salad, Lightened Up

8 Grilling Safety Tips You Need to Know

Safety Tips: Packing Food for Your Cookout

Labor Day Cookout Menu

How are you celebrating the last weekend of summer?

Katie’s Healthy Bites: Grilled Fish 101

by in Uncategorized, July 23, 2011
grilled salmon
Bobby Flay's Grilled Salmon With Olive Vinaigrette

School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t learn a thing or two. What better way to boost your  brain power than by combining two of the most loved aspects of the season – barbecue and the ocean – than to grilling up some fresh fish? With its mind-boosting omega-3s, grilled fish will ensure that you clear your brain of the summer “fog,” and when done right, it will blow those boring hamburgers and hot dogs out of the water. So get ready for Grilling Fish 101.

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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Grill-Perfect Spice Rubs

by in Uncategorized, June 26, 2011
Bobby's Tandoori-Spiced Chicken Breast
Bobby Flay's Tandoori-Spiced Chicken Breast

As the weather gets hot, the grill starts to call my name! Sure, we all have our tried-and-true recipes we’ve been craving since last summer, but there’s always room for some creativity. One of my favorite grilling preparations is spice-rubbed meats and fish. Spices add tons of flavors without adding fat and calories. Rubs are easy to make yourself and you can prepare them in bulk so you have go-to flavor all season long. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Memorial Day Picnic Menu

by in Healthy Recipes, May 28, 2010
Grilled Sausage and Pepper Skewers
Sausage-and-Pepper Skewers - Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine

Throw the best tasting picnic on the block by combining classic favorites with some fresh ideas. You’ll find healthy and delicious recipes with lots of things you can make ahead of time. Set it up buffet-style and let your guests dig in!

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Spotlight Recipes: A Labor Day Spread

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, September 4, 2009

Labor Day BBQ
For most folks, Labor Day weekend is last time for a big BBQ bash. The kids are heading back to school (or are already there) and those half-day Fridays have all run out. Cherish summer’s final days and seasonal flavors with this versatile spread. Our menu features veggie kabobs to start, a spicy grilled chicken (or grilled zucchini for the meat-wary) and a fruit sundae to round things out.

We didn’t forget the drinks, either. Serve Blueberry Lime Margaritas for the adults and Blueberry Lemonade for the kids. If your friends aren’t blueberry fans, mix up a lighter, homemade batch of fresh iced tea instead.

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Spotlight Recipe: Grilled Tuna with Black Sesame Seeds

by in Healthy Recipes, August 31, 2009

Grilled Tuna with Black Sesame Seeds
You’ve grilled chicken, burgers and even veggie kabobs this summer, but haven’t gotten around to fish, right? Well, get in these heart-healthy tuna steaks before the season wraps up.  Each 259-calorie piece is packed with omega-3 fats and several energy-boosting B-vitamins. Pair the tuna with fresh greens or a grain salad, and you’ve got a light meal perfect for a hot day.

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Spotlight Recipes: A Feast for the Fourth

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, July 1, 2009

Watermelon and Cantaloup Balls
My family celebrates every Fourth of July with a big backyard pool party before we head out to see the city’s fireworks display. There’s always plenty of people and, of course, plenty of food. Whether you’re hosting your own bash, big or small, here are some recipes for a festive, flavorful spread.

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Calling for Rain? Bring the Cookout Indoors

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, June 30, 2009

Stuffed Burgers
We’ve had some nasty weather in the Northeast lately. The endless downpours have put a real damper on cookouts, but a rainy day doesn’t need to ruin grilling plans. If you get stuck with a wet weekend, here are tips and recipes for creating a perfect indoor party.

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