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12 Hot-Off the Grill Recipes


Summer brings to mind a number of scents—sunscreen, salty sea air, chlorine—but for our money, the smell of a hot grill cooking up a meal is the best of them all. Whether you’re making lunch or dinner for you and the family or you’re entertaining guests, grilling is a great option for making quick, flavorful and healthy meals. From chicken to pizza and everything in between, there is an easy grilling recipe for you to love! Fire up the grill and try one of these new recipes this summer.












Tropical Grilled Chicken 
This sweet and savory chicken is delicious as is with a side of grilled veggies, but can also be shredded for tacos.
265 Calories, 3g Fat, 34g Carbs, 28g Protein

Grilled Garlic Citrus Flank Steak Pair this flank steak with Chef Meg's Garlic-Citrus Parsley Sauce, plus a green salad and some whole-grain bread--warmed on the grill, of course!--for a completely delicious meal.
231 Calories, 12g Fat, 4g Carbs, 24g Protein

Simple Grilled Salmon 
If you’ve never considered grilling salmon, this recipe will change your mind. Fresh dill and lemon shine through in this light, quick and easy dinner.
210 Calories, 10g Fat, 0.5g Carbs, 29g Protein

Southwestern Grilled Pork Tenderloin The "other white meat" is perfect for grilling! The simple four-ingredient rub helps create a very flavorful dish.
170 Calories, 5g Fat, 1g Carbs, 28g Protein

Honey Grilled Chicken Breasts Ginger and garlic are the stars of the sauce in this easy chicken dish. Just marinate overnight and throw it on the grill the next day.
189 Calories, 3g Fat, 12g Carbs, 27g Protein

Balsamic Grilled Chicken Breast The marinade in this grilled chicken recipe can be easily altered to suit your taste. The final product pairs nicely with roasted potatoes, a green side salad and fresh fruit.
210 Calories, 10g Fat, 3g Carbs, 26g Protein

Lime-Grilled Chicken with Cuban Salsa 
Looking for a lot of flavor? This lime-grilled chicken is bursting with fresh, tropical ingredients that are sure to please your taste buds.
373 Calories, 7g Fat, 30g Carbs, 48g Protein

Grilled BBQ Chicken Flatbreads A fun take on pizza that is also lighter on calories! Pile on extra veggies to make it even more nutritious.
233 Calories, 5g Fat, 21g Carbs, 26g Protein

Grilled Pesto & Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breasts This delicious chicken recipe requires just four ingredients and takes no more than 25 minutes to make. 
382 Calories, 15g Fat, 2g Carbs, 55g Protein

5-Ingredient Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast Grilling doesn’t get much easier than this chicken, which cooks up in just 15 minutes. Serve with a green salad, summer fruit and whole-grain bread to round out the meal.
170 Calories, 7g Fat, 1g Carbs, 26g Protein

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms on the Grill 
These cheesy stuffed mushrooms are the versatile food every grill master needs. Serve them as an appetizer, a light vegetarian meal or a hearty side dish.
94 Calories, 4g Fat, 10g Carbs, 7g Protein

Grilled Perch with Citrus Salsa Citrus and cilantro really complement this grilled fish. The light perch goes well with brown rice or whole-grain tortillas warmed on the grill, along with a salad or steamed vegetables.
241 Calories, 8g Fat, 13g Carbs, 29g Protein


What is your favorite grill-out recipe? Which of these recipes will be on your grill this summer?

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Posted 6/23/2015  12:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 0 comments   12,000 views
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7 Better Turkey Burger Recipes


Ground turkey is a staple in my kitchen. I buy in bulk and keep it in my freezer. My favorite use for this versatile item is turkey burgers. It’s fun to experiment with items in my fridge, cupboard, or farm box, aiming for half of the ingredients to be vegetables and whole grains. This creates a complete nutritional meal for my kids that also affords them choice of toppings and condiments. My personal favorite is to enjoy the patty on top of leafy greens with honey mustard dressing. Instead of consuming that full-fat 500 calorie beef burger, opt for one of these juicy turkey burger recipes. Here are a few of the best turkey burger recipes from SparkRecipes members.
Posted 6/11/2013  6:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 46 comments   294,295 views
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Celebrate Your Freedom with Healthy Red, White and Blue Recipes


Fourth of July is a day to celebrate freedom with loved ones. We gather to watch fireworks in remembrance of past battles and to look forward to a beautiful future together. It is also a day when many American's default to unhealthy food choices. Why not express our freedom this year by saying "bye, bye, to that American pie," and replace it with healthy SparkRecipes that taste great without the added fat, calories, and sodium.
 
Chef Meg's Beef and Blue Sandwich

Maple Country Style Pork Ribs (Low Sugar)


Fall off the bone beef ribs
 
Posted 7/4/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 7 comments   9,188 views
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Celebrate Your Freedom from Greasy Burgers: Save 50% on Our 'Grilling Guide'


Looking for new recipes for your Fourth of July or Canada Day cookout?
SparkPeople has you covered. Check out our "Ultimate Grilling Guide"--which is on sale to help you celebrate your independence from greasy burgers and mayo-laden salads. For just $1.99 (50% off through July 4) you can make grill season the healthiest season with "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide" by World Master Chef Meg Galvin and Becky Hand, R.D., M.Ed.

With 75 hearty, healthy recipes from Chef Meg, plus SparkPeople's members, this book is a must-have for the grill master in your house.

More than just a collection of recipes, you'll get:
  • Tips on grilling burgers, veggies--and everything in between
  • 13 ways to top your burger for 100 calories or less (including bacon!)
  • Step-by-step instructions for perfect steak, burgers, chicken, and more
  • Dozens of sauce combinations, plus 10 ways to spice up leftover grilled chicken
  • Advice on which meats are healthy, tasty choices for the grill
  • Tips for staying on track at BBQs, potlucks, and picnics
  • Answers to all your toughest BBQ questions
Intimidated by the grill? Frustrated with burned hockey-puck burgers and undercooked, bland chicken? With "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide," you'll learn how to make your grill work for you--from appetizers to desserts.

Click here to download the book from BarnesandNoble.com.
Click here to download the book from Amazon.com.

Get a sneak peek inside the "Ultimate Grilling Guide" with our new slideshow, 13 Ways to Top Your Burger for 100 Calories or Less!


Posted 6/29/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 4 comments   7,736 views
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Recipes for the Great Outdoors


Each summer my family unplugs from our 21st century lifestyle by visiting the great outdoors, including a few camping trips. One of the highlights is eating a meal that we prepared and cooked over a campfire. Many campgrounds have fire pits with built-in grills, but we've also used small gas-powered units or cooked directly on the coals. The key is to have fun working, eating, and making memories together. We've gathered recipes that are healthy and simple to prepare below. 
Posted 6/20/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 5 comments   15,109 views
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9 Better-for-You Turkey Burgers


Ladies and gentleman start your grills!  Grilling is an excellent way to cook lean meats and add a lot of flavor without a lot of fat. 
 
Burgers are the go-to meat for most of us, but to keep your meal healthy, reach for extra lean ground turkey. Turkey burgers are lean enough to grace the grill every night of the week, but their leanness also makes them a little bland on their own. Let's take a closer look at turkey, and talk about ways to keep this bird burger juicy, healthy, and delicious! 

Posted 6/18/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Meg Galvin : 14 comments   18,263 views
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Get 75 Healthy, Hearty Recipes for the Grill


Summer is fast approaching, and with that comes grill season!

Who wants to heat up the house when you can barbecue in the backyard instead?
While picnics, potlucks, and parties are known for burgers, dogs, and other not-so-healthy fare, we believe that any meal can be a good-for-you one--even festive occasions.

That's why SparkPeople's healthy cooking expert and head dietitian paired up to write our latest e-book:  "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide: 75 Hearty, Healthy Recipes You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into," available now on Barnes and Noble and Amazon for $3.99.

Make grill season the healthiest season with "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide" by World Master Chef Meg Galvin and Becky Hand, R.D., M.Ed.

With 75 hearty, healthy recipes from Chef Meg, plus SparkPeople's members, this book is a must-have for the grill master in your house.

More than just a collection of recipes, you'll get:
  • Tips on grilling burgers, veggies--and everything in between
  • 13 ways to top your burger for 100 calories or less (including bacon!)
  • Step-by-step instructions for perfect steak, burgers, chicken, and more
  • Dozens of sauce combinations, plus 10 ways to spice up leftover grilled chicken
  • Advice on which meats are healthy, tasty choices for the grill
  • Tips for staying on track at BBQs, potlucks, and picnics
  • Answers to all your toughest BBQ questions
Intimidated by the grill? Frustrated with burned hockey-puck burgers and undercooked, bland chicken? With "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide," you'll learn how to make your grill work for you--from appetizers to desserts.
Click here to download the book from BarnesandNoble.com.
Click here to download the book from Amazon.com.
Posted 5/25/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 22,142 views
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13 Healthier Burger Recipes


It’s National Burger Month and you’re probably wondering why SparkPeople is celebrating a food with such an unhealthy reputation. The reason is that SparkPeople sees beyond the calories, fat, and sodium to a tremendously fun and flexible vehicle for healthy eating. Each component—the patty, bun, spreads and toppings—provide opportunities for customizing to your tastes and nutritional needs. We’ve gathered our best tips and recipes to help you build a better burger, your own Spark burger. 
Posted 5/24/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 7 comments   22,897 views
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