Tag: grilling

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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Spotlight Recipe: Fish Tacos with Chili Mayo & Grilled Corn

by in Healthy Recipes, June 2, 2009

We’ve talked about lean meats for the grill, but fish is a lighter option, too. This dish is simple: tender, grilled Mahi Mahi fills a soft corn tortilla and shredded cabbage gives some extra crunch. A drizzle of homemade, spicy sauce adds a bit of kick. I always grill an ear of corn for a splash of color (and added nutrients) on the side.

Just because it’s got mayonnaise and a Mexican flair doesn’t mean it’s an overindulgence — this whole meal weighs in at only 360 calories and less than 10 grams of fat!

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Spotlight Recipe: "Old Bay" Grilled Steak Fries

by in Healthy Recipes, May 30, 2009

Steak Fries
Bobby Flay is a definite grill master (Did you see him with that burger in this month’s Food Network Magazine?). He doesn’t disappoint with this dish. Doctored up with a spice mix that echoes Old Bay’s flavor, these steak fries are an easy side for your weekend cookout.

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(P.S.: Dana talked about faux frying yesterday — this recipe is another lighter french fry alternative.)

Memorial Day Treats – Catch Us On TV!

by in Healthy Recipes, May 22, 2009

Attention, attention! Healthy Eats is making its TV debut today. Toby and I will be on Good Morning America Health this afternoon, talking about healthy grilling and prepping some deliciously fresh dishes. Want a sneak peak? Here are the recipes we’re making.

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Healthier Grilling: Decreasing Cancer Risks

by in Food Safety, May 20, 2009

These days, everything causes cancer, it seems — grilling is no different. Now, we’re not suggesting you never grill (believe me, I love grilling), but there are a few steps to take to make it safer.

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