It’s grilling season! Instead of opting for the classic burgers or hotdogs, which are always a hit, try some healthy grilling ideas this summer. Healthy BBQ options are tasty and great for the family and could become some new family favorites.

 

1. BBQ Corn on the cob

Sweet and delicious corn on the cob is great to BBQ. Try it with a chilli and lime flavored butter, but not too much!BBQ Corn on the cob

 

2. BBQ Skinless Chicken Breast

Chicken breast is easy to cook on the BBQ and you can season it how you like either by basting it with BBQ sauce or using a chicken seasoning. Whatever you opt to flavor your chicken the BBQ will be adding most of the flavour.BBQ Skinless Chicken Breast

 

3. Vegetable Medley

Use whatever vegetables you are comfortable with. Use a vegetable pan and brush with extra virgin olive oil and a touch of sea salt. Popular veggies include: peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, asparagus and eggplant.Vegetable Medley

 

4. Herb crusted potatoes

Buy some in season new potatoes and cook with the skin on them for extra nutrition. Boiling the potatoes for 5-10 minutes will soften them and then just cut them in half and toss in olive oil, sea salt and fresh herbs before putting them on the BBQ in a vegetable pan.Herb crusted potatoes

 

5. Use the leanest cuts of beef and pork

Having a steak or cut of pork is ok if you are careful to buy lean cuts and trim fat, if necessary. You can tenderize a lean cut of meat with marinade to ensure it still is full of flavor.Use the leanest cuts of beef and pork

 

6. Kabobs

You can use chicken, pork or any other protein. These are colorful and chock full of delicious vegetables.Kabobs

 

7. BBQ Fruit

Try a lovely fresh summer dessert on the BBQ. Popular options include: peaches, bananas or pineapple. Serve with a little fresh cream or ice cream.BBQ Fruit

 

8. Salmon

A nice salmon steak is quick to cook on the BBQ and can be done quite easily with just a little herbs and lemon. Salmon is full of omega-3 oils and great for your heart health. Salmon is also easily cooked on a cedar plank as well, for smoky flavours.Salmon

 

9. Shrimp skewers

Shrimp is a nice bright protein to prepare on the grill. You can either prepare whole for a punch of flavor or have them butterflied with lemon and garlic or herbs. When the shrimp shells turn a beautiful pinkish red colour you will know they are done.Shrimp skewers

 

10. Turkey burgers

Homemade burgers are quick and delicious. Try making your burger with ground turkey instead of ground beef. Add flavor with garlic, bread crumbs, onions and even a touch of soy sauce. Homemade burgers use an egg for binding and season with salt and pepper to taste. Putting burgers in the freezer for 10 minutes or so helps them to stay together.Turkey burgers