There’s no doubt that one of the best things about summer is grilling. It just always seems like meat, vegetables, and even fruits are better when they’ve been cooked on a grill. Grilling is also a great way to keep eating healthy, fun, and enjoyable. Here are seven foods that are great to eat fresh off the grill.
When you think of grilling, you might not always think about seafood. However, shrimp is an excellent ingredient for the grill. Shrimp absorbs flavor well and is easy to grill to perfection on skewers or in a grill basket.
If you’re going to choose a meat to grill, chicken is always a great option. It is a blank slate for any type of flavor, from sweet to spicy. Use your favorite marinades, rubs, and sauces to enhance the taste of this classic, protein-packed entree.
Corn is great for grilling because it is so easy! Simply take clean ears of corn, season them with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then wrap them in foil. Cook on the grill for between 25 and 35 minutes, then just unwrap and enjoy!
If you’ve never had grilled asparagus, you are missing out! This veggie cooks so well on the grill, and a little bit of char really complements their flavor. Coating in a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper is all you need to do before tossing this vegetable on the grill.
Zucchini is another vegetable that’s healthy and easy to grill. You can cut it into halves, quarters, or rounds and using your favorite seasonings to add flavor. It only takes a few minutes to cook, and this grilled vegetable can be a side dish for any entree.
Grilling isn’t just for meat and veggies. Grilled pineapple is perfect as a topping, side dish, or dessert. For example, grill it in rings, serve on top of chicken, cut into chunks and eat alongside fish, or cook it on a skewer for an easy-to-eat dessert.
Peaches are another excellent fruit for grilling. All you have to do is cut a peach in half, remove the pit, and grill with the skin side facing up. When you see defined grill marks, remove the peaches and top with your favorite ice cream toppings for a healthier take on dessert.
It’s easy for eating healthy to get boring. Experimenting with different foods on the grill is a great way to keep things interesting. We encourage you to enjoy great weather and great food, all without sacrificing your health and wellness goals.