Summer is a great time to throw some healthy meats and veggies on the grill for a nutrient-packed and tasty meal. When you’re trying to stick to clean eating, cooking on a barbecue makes things easy – somehow everything always tastes better on the grill! Try these five foods on the grill for your next summer meal.
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A summer staple! Keep it simple and add a little lime juice and chili powder. Plus, the leftovers make for a great addition to a salad. This low-calorie veggie only contains 58 calories per ear.
Move over pineapple, there is a new fruit on the grill! Peaches are high in vitamins A and C, and only contain about 70 calories per 6 oz. Simply add a little honey and you’ll be set!
Loaded with protein, vitamin D and zinc, shrimp makes for a tasty seafood meal! It’s low in calories (160 per cup, which is about 12 shrimp) and is considered a low-carb delight. Try keeping it simple to stay away from unneeded calories. Fresh lemon juice and oregano go a long way!
Everyone loves chicken, and it is very versatile. It can be served as an appetizer, on kebabs or whole. Chicken is a great source of protein and one chicken breast (boneless and skinless) contains approximately 260 calories. Spice things up on the grill and rub your chicken with lemon juice and pesto.
Packed with vitamins A, B and C, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids, and with only 19 calories per cup, this healthy green makes for a great side dish on the grill. Try adding it to your chicken and fish meals, or a salad.