Healthy Grilling Recipes for Summer
A collection of healthy grilling recipes to get you prepped for your summer festivities! Gluten free, paleo and vegan grilling recipes included to get you from Memorial Day to 4th of July, summer BBQs and cookouts, all the way through Labor Day!
Hooray for healthy grilling!
Since there’s nothing that epitomizes summer better than breaking out the grill, here is a collection of healthy grilling recipes to get you prepped for your summer festivities, whether you’re kicking off summer with Memorial Day, enjoying America’s birthday for the 4th of July, or bookmarking the end of the season during Labor Day!
Time for a new grill this season? I have the Weber Genesis II from Home Depot and love it! If you don’t have the space or budget for an outdoor grill, you can achieve a similar effect in a stovetop grill like Lodge’s Cast Iron Square Grill Pan.
Where to Buy Healthy Meat + Seafood
By now you hopefully know that there are so many reasons to swap conventional, factory-farmed meat for grass-fed, humanely raised, antibiotic- and hormone-free animal protein: it’s more humane and better for the animal; it’s more sustainable and better for the environment; and it’s higher in nutrients and better for YOU!
But finding high-quality, grass-fed meat isn’t always easy…which is where Butcher Box comes in!
Butcher Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers an awesome selection of hormone- and antibiotic-free cuts direct to your door, including 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free range organic chicken and heritage breed pork (the price works out to less than $6/meal, and shipping is always free!).
If you have trouble finding high quality, healthy meat near you – or if you’re like me and want to skip the shopping and have the convenience of knowing that each month you’ll have a new assortment of carefully selected meat automatically delivered to your front door (and all in one eco-friendly box!) – then Butcher Box is for you.
Grilled seafood more your jam? A couple of my top picks for sustainable, wild seafood delivery are Vital Choice and Thrive Market’s seafood box. All Vital Choice seafood is sustainably wild-harvested, as they limit their offerings to fish and shellfish from fisheries that are either certified sustainable, or considered sustainable by experts such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. Every month Vital Choice offers new promotions, so check out what they have on offer this month!
Thrive Market – one of my all-time fave places to shop online for mega savings and healthy wholesale groceries – recently introduced their Wild & Sustainable Seafood Box, which is getting awesome reviews. The box has wild-caught shrimp, wild sea scallops, responsibly farmed barramundi, wild-caught cod and wild-caught sockeye salmon.
Alright, let’s go to the recipes, shall we?
Healthy Grilling Recipes for Summer
The Best Grilled Steak Marinade Recipe… Ever
This really is the best grilled steak marinade recipe, ever! It’s quick, easy, extremely versatile, works on any cut of steak and it will WOW everyone you serve it to – especially when they learn it’s actually healthy!
Spiced Tofu Kebabs with Vegan Green Yogurt Drizzle
These Vegan Grilled Spiced Tofu Kebabs with an Herb Yogurt Sauce from Lauren Caris Cooks are perfect for vegans and meat eaters alike! The texture of crispy tofu compliments the soft grilled vegetables, while the spicy tofu balances out with an herby, cool yogurt sauce.
Grilled Corn Summer Salad with Peaches, Tomatoes, Burrata + Arugula Pesto
This Grilled Corn Summer Salad with Pesto Sauce is a seasonal twist on classic corn tomato salad using fresh corn, juicy peaches, creamy burrata and arugula pesto. Wow your guests with this healthy, delicious salad – the perfect side dish for your next BBQ.
Grilled Smashed Potato Salad with Chive Lemon Yogurt
If you’re looking for a spin on traditional potato side dish recipes, this gluten free Grilled Smashed Potato Salad from The Endless Meal is it! The potatoes are boiled, gently smashed and then grilled for tons of extra flavor.
Thai Grilled Chicken
This Thai Grilled Chicken Recipe is a fun twist on BBQ chicken with a bright and tangy Thai marinade. Thai chicken is easy, healthy and bursting with authentic flavor, the perfect American-meets-Thai-food recipe for summer grilling.
Grilled Garlic Herb Shrimp Skewers
Isabel Eats gives us these quick, easy and healthy Grilled Garlic Herb Shrimp Skewers! This gluten free, paleo and low carb recipe is a no-fuss way to prepare juicy and flavorful shrimp.
Grilled Zucchini Boats & White Bean Salad
These healthy, vegetarian Zucchini Boats Grilled and Loaded with White Bean Salad from Two Purple Figs deliver a bite of tender grilled zucchini, spiked with a flavorful mixture of white beans, cherry tomatoes, plenty of herbs, olive oil, lemon, garlic and feta cheese. Fresh, bright and delicious!
Miso Salmon with Ponzu Sauce & Lentils
This baked miso salmon recipe with ponzu sauce and sprouted lentils is quick and easy to make, plus super healthy! While the directions say to bake, you can just as easily cook the salmon on the grill. Gluten free and full of delicious Asian flavor!
Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Mascarpone and Toasted Hazelnuts
What kind of summer would it be here in Georgia without peaches? This healthy grilling recipe from The Cozy Apron for Grilled Peaches will really hit the spot for a sweet yet healthy dessert!
What are your favorite healthy grilling recipes? I’d love to know in the comments below!
Photo Credit: Heidi Geldhauser
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links, and I will earn a commission if you purchase through these links. Please note that I've linked to these products purely because I recommend them and they are from companies I trust. There is no additional cost to you.