Abigail Joy Dougherty: Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Expert & Lover of Life
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Healthy Grilling

Happy Weekend!!!!

Looking for a healthier way to grill out this summer? Search no more!! From burgers to sides, I have compiled some of my favorite tips & recipes on how to “healthify” your next BBQ! I also take a special interest because my husband and I just bought a new grill! It’s a beauty!!

THE GRILL!

 Enjoy!!

1) BURGERS!!

Street Chic Egyptian Lamb Pita by Danielle Omar

Street Chic Egyptian Lamb Pita by Danielle Omar

  • Play around with different toppings like guacamole, salsa, thinner slices of cheese and top with lettuce or spinach. Or get creative and make some DIY Maple Barbecue Sauce by Heather Pavlik!!! YUM!!
Pepper Jack Stuffed Black Bean Sliders

Pepper Jack Stuffed Black Bean Sliders

  • Go topless or even bunless like this one I had a few weeks ago from Datz in Tampa…. YUM!
Bunless Burger topped w/ Spinach & Blue Cheese

Bunless Burger topped w/ Spinach & Blue Cheese

2) Steak, Chicken and More:

  • Pick leaner cuts like sirloin, tenderloin and flank steak to grill instead of fattier cuts like ribeye.
  • Kebabs are super fun way to lighten up your steak! Load the kebabs up with steak, chicken or shrimp & colorful veggies.
  • Go for grilled chicken or fish!! Here is a delicious recipe from Rachel Hartley of Avocado a Day Nutrition for Cedar Plank Trout with Asian Guacamole — Looks and sounds phenomenal!!
Cedar Plank Trout w/ Asian Guacamole

Cedar Plank Trout w/ Asian Guacamole

Perfectly Grilled Chicken Breasts

Perfectly Grilled Chicken Breasts

 3) Simple Sides:

  • Try simple grilled corn, grilled potato wedges, or these super simple Grilled Asparagus from Holley Grainger!
Simple Grilled Asparagus

Simple Grilled Asparagus

  • Go for a different take on salads with a wedge salad or I like to call this a “Man Salad”! You can actually grill the romaine for a really interesting charred flavor! Try this Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese  from Cooking Light!! YUM!!
Grilled Grape Farro Salad

Grilled Grape Farro Salad

 What are your favorite ways to “healthily” your BBQ? I’d love to hear them!!
HAPPY GRILLING!! <3

3 Comments to “Healthy Grilling”

  1. thanks so much for including my farro salad! Happy summer grilling!

  2. thanks so much for including my farro salad! Happy summer grilling!

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