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Grills Gone Wild: 5 Physique-Friendly Recipes!

Build spring muscle and fire up your summer fat-loss with these five delicious, nutritious grill recipes!

The weather is warming up, which means it's time to fire up your barbecue and get grilling! Grilling is quick, doesn't leave many dishes, makes cooking for a crowd easy, and produces phenomenal food. Even better, grilling is one of the leanest ways to cook meat.

There's no need to fall off your diet during the summer months. Instead, grab some lean protein, fresh fruits and veggies, and throw them on a sizzling barbecue. Here are some of my favorite grill recipes. They'll bring mouthfuls of flavor and zest to your clean-eating spring and summer. Enjoy!

1 / Grilled Steak, Onion, and Mushroom Arugula Salad

Need a low-carb, high-protein meal? Say no more! With this steak salad, you'll get all the protein you want without the carbs you don't. The arugula will also provide a big hit of vitamins A, K, and Folate as well as some Calcium and Potassium. The best part, however, is the yummy Asian-inspired flavor!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. In a large Ziploc bag, combine garlic powder, onion powder, ginger, chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Shake thoroughly to mix well.
  2. Add flank steak to bag and make sure rub thoroughly covers steak. Allow to marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. Place sliced onions and mushrooms in tin foil and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Light grill.
  5. Grill steak to desired temperature. Place veggies on grill for about 5-10 minutes, or until caramelized.
  6. Top arugula with veggies, sliced steak, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Facts
Recipe yields 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 417
Total Fat23 g
Total Carb15 g
Protein34 g

2 / Grilled Prawn and Peach Butter Leaf Salad

Prawns are a great source of clean protein. They're almost completely fat- and carb-free, making them a perfect ingredient if you're preparing for a contest. The sweet peach and honey flavors pair perfectly with the vitamins and minerals you'll be getting from the lettuce. Eat up!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Ignite grill.
  2. Skewer prawns and spray with cooking spray, add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Skewer peach slices.
  4. Place prawns and peaches on grill and cook for about three minutes on each side, or until prawns are cooked thoroughly and peaches have nice grill marks.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, honey, cilantro, salt, and pepper.
  6. Arrange lettuce leaves on a plate, top leaves with peaches and prawns, and drizzle dressing over the top.

Nutrition Facts
Recipe yields 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 201
Total Fat7 g
Total Carb18 g
Protein19 g

3 / Curried Chicken Kabobs

Chicken breast is a staple in any healthy meal plan, so it's probably already in your fridge or freezer. Instead of popping it in the oven like usual, try it in a flavorful kabob. The Greek yogurt adds some casein protein and the curry will provide some wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. Altogether, this recipe is a health win.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Start grill.
  2. Skewer chicken slices, spray with cooking spray; cover liberally with all spices.
  3. Place skewers on grill and cook about 10 minutes each side, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  4. Serve with Greek yogurt and cucumber slices.
Curried Chicken Kabobs PDF (73.9 KB)

Nutrition Facts
Recipe yields 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 235
Total Fat3.1 g
Total Carb10 g
Protein40 g

4 / Grilled Kale, Pear, and Walnut Salad

Kale is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K. It also offers a boatload of minerals your body needs to stay healthy. Add some healthy fats from the walnuts and some natural carbs from the pear and you're looking at a nutritional profile worth singing about. To make this a more complete meal, add some lean protein.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Ignite grill.
  2. Massage kale leaves with 1/2 tbsp olive oil until lightly tender.
  3. On grill, evenly spread kale leaves and pear slices.
  4. Cook 2-3 minutes each side.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, mustard, Stevia, salt, and pepper.
  6. Top kale with pear slices, 1 tbsp chopped walnuts, and drizzle with dressing on plate.

Nutrition Facts
Recipe yields 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 357
Total Fat25 g
Total Carb33 g
Protein8 g

5 / Grilled Halibut with Cherry Tomatoes

Grilled fish—what could be better? Not only is halibut chock-full of protein, but it's also a great source of those awesome Omega 3 fatty acids that seem to be missing from most of our diets. Top the halibut with your favorite herbs for a tasty treat.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Light grill.
  2. Brush fish with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place fish and sliced tomatoes on grill.
  4. Cook fish about 4 minutes each side, or until thoroughly cooked. When finished, tomatoes will be slightly charred.
  5. Top fish with tomatoes, fresh herbs, and a squeeze of lemon.

Nutrition Facts
Recipe yields 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 205
Total Fat10 g
Total Carb6 g
Protein25 g

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i just ate and this stuff is making me hungry again!

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Definitely going to try the grilled steak and the chicken kabobs! Thanks for the recipes!

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This stuff looks great! I'll have to try them, I love the grill.

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*_* GREAT MEALS!

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Nice! Can't wait for summer now!

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I have to try this, looks delicious.

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The first one looks so **** yummy :P

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The prawns look unreal

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The curried chicken kabobs are to die for. Easy , delicious & filling. Can't wait to make the shrimp and peach salad.

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i need all this damit im hungry now

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Since I have been working out, I have fallen in love with my Grill again. Nothing better than any meat from a grill. Thanks for the recipes.

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Will be trying the curry Kabobs soon. chicken, beef, venison, all will be good with these spices.

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lol @ the title

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Hmmmm I was surprised not to see a grilled Salmon fish... Otherwise good stuff!

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Curry chicken looks excellent!!

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Turely amzing Jil.
We are always in the lookout for amazing recipes.

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Truly amazing Jil.
We are always in the lookout for amazing recipes.

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YUMMY YUMMY!! I AM READY TO TRY ALL OF THESE RECIPES!

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Printing all of these!!!! They all look amazing!

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I'm excited to try the steak salad!

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I am going to try the Curried Chicken Kabobs tonight!

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