50 Healthy Grilling Recipes are unique for a picnic, BBQ, or meal prepping! A ton of Healthy BBQ Ideas and Easy Outdoor Grill Recipes! Skip the boring burgers and hot dogs for these nutritious, yummy recipes! There’s everything from grilled chicken recipes to grilled seafood – these low calorie recipes are perfect for weight loss!
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We all know what it’s like to get to a cookout and be utterly disappointed by the lack of healthy or tasty options. I mean, really… who wants a lame hamburger or hot dog that’s been sitting out in the sun for far to long?
These healthy grilling recipes taste amazing and are actually good for you! Impress your guests with one of these healthy grilling recipes that are easy AND delicious!
We’ve got you covered with all the best healthy BBQ ideas.
Healthy Grilled Chicken Recipes
Grilled chicken often gets a bad rep for being dry or lacking in flavor. This is not the case for these healthy grilled chicken recipes!
Healthy Maple Mustard Chicken is one of our favorite grilling marinades. Paleo, gluten free & ready in under 30 minutes – it’s great for meal prep or a quick meal!
Caribbean Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salsa is a yummy, healthy Summer dinner! It’s paleo, gluten free and easy to make.
Pineapple Grilled Chicken is delicious and easy to make! A simple Hawaiian Chicken recipe that’s healthy and tasty!
Pineapple Chicken Kabobs (Paleo) These Pineapple Chicken Kebabs are delicious. I love the combo of the sweet juicy pineapple with the chicken and veggies!
Easy Greek Chicken Kabobs are healthy, paleo, whole30 & delicious! Learn how to make the best grilled greek chicken.
Thai Chicken Wings are the ultimate appetizer. Baked or grilled until crispy and tossed in a sweet and savory glaze for maximum flavor! Healthy & yummy!
Parmesan Chicken Wings are an easy, delicious keto appetizer! Keep them paleo/Whole30 without the cheese. Either way they’re crispy, healthy and flavorful!
Balsamic Grilled Chicken (Paleo, Whole30) is a favorite of ours. We love to serve it over a salad and always meal prep a big batch of it!
Lemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs is a perfect quick meal! Made with only 10 simple ingredients, it’s absolutely delicious, paleo + whole30.
Spicy Honey Citrus Chicken is the perfect healthy grilling recipe! Made with simple ingredients and full of flavor, this easy chicken marinade is delicious!
Easy Grilled Chicken Drumsticks are a great way to cook drumsticks. Drumsticks often get over looked when grilling, but the grilling bone-in cuts of meat give them even more flavor!
Spicy BBQ Chicken Thighs look amazing! We love anything with BBQ sauce!
Healthy Grilled Vegetable Recipes
If you’ve ever thought veggies were boring or flavorless.. you have to try grilling them! Grilling gives such a nice depth of flavor to veggies. We love that you can customize grilled vegetables with pretty much any marinade. Here are some delicious grilled veggie recipes we think you’ll love
Grilled Vegetables in Foil are super versatile! You can use any veggies you like. The marinade is made with simple ingredients and tastes amazing.
Vegetable Kebabs are probably my all time favorite healthy grilling recipe. In the summer we make these at least once a week. SO good!
Garlic Parmesan Corn is seriously the BEST grilled corn you will ever eat. It’s loaded with flavor and anything but boring!
Balsamic Mushrooms can be made in foil packets, skewers, in the oven or on the stove. They’re delicious!
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is delicious and easy! Everything is better wrapped in bacon!
Grilled Cabbage Steaks are such a fun way to cook cabbage. Cabbage is pretty boring and tasteless on it’s own, but this recipe is SO yummy!
Grilled Potatoes are perfectly crispy and delicious. Yukon gold potatoes are cut into thin slices then covered in a simple seasoning and grilled. An easy and healthy recipe that’s gluten free and Whole30 compliant.
Healthy Grilled Beef Recipes
I don’t know about you, but when I think about grilling.. my mind automatically goes to burgers and steaks! Here are some creative recipes beyond just the regular BBQ favorites.
Garlic Lime Flank Steak is quick, easy and delicious! You can serve it on a salad, in fajitas – however you like!
Burger Salad with Dill Pickle Vinaigrette is one of our fav ways to enjoy a burger. If you’re not paleo/whole30 – melted peppe rjack cheese on top is the best!
Marinated Beef Kebabs are the perfect BBQ recipe.
Carne Asada looks absolutely amazing and easy!
5 Ingredient Flank Steak is so flavorful. Paired with grilled veggies or on a salad.. it’s so delicious!
Easy Chimichurri Steak looks like the perfect way to cook steak! We love chimichurri sauce on all the things!
Healthy Grilled Pork Recipes
Pork can be a little more challenging to grill because it does tend to try out. The key is cooking it lower and slower! Any of these recipes will come out perfect.
One Hour Grilled Pork Chops is a delicious, healthy meal. Perfect for summer – this simple grilling recipe has protein, veggies, potatoes + fruit!
Basil Lemon Grilled Pork Chops are the best way to cook pork chops on the grill. I absolutely LOVE the marinade on these!
Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Salsa look so light and fresh. We love fruit salsas!
Grilled Pork Chops & Peaches is the perfect way to use up summer peaches!
Healthy Grilled Seafood Recipes
The grill isn’t just for chicken and meat.. seafood is great grilled too! Here are some of our favorite seafood recipes to grill.
Asian Salmon is super quick and easy to make. We love to grill it or even bake it in the oven for a quick meal.
Chili Lime Shrimp are SO easy. They only take about 15 minutes start to finish. Great for tacos, salads or as an appetizer.
Citrus Marinated Shrimp Skewers have such a nice light, bright marinade on them!
Grilled Salmon with Tomato Caper Vinaigrette looks amazing. We can’t wait to try that tomato caper vinaigrette!
Tandoori Salmon Kebabs are such a fun twist on the regular standard salmon. The tandoori sauce is filled with flavor!
Shrimp Foil Packets are super quick and simple. We love the foil packets for easy clean up!
Best skewers for grilling:
Metal skewers are definitely better for grilling because you don’t have to worry about them burning or catching fire. (Or leaving little flecks of wood in/near your food!)
I think these metal skewers from amazon are the best for grilling. They’re reasonably priced and have held up great for us. We pop them right in the dishwasher after using!
If you need to use wooden skewers, these are a good option.
If you want a full dinner and dessert on the grill – try this One Hour Grilled Dinner & Dessert.
Healthy Grilling FAQ
Grilling is a great way to make healthy meals! We opt for lean protein, light marinades and lots of veggies wherever possible!
The best things to cook on the grill are meats and vegetables. Potatoes also grill well when wrapped in foil!
Charcoal grills aren’t bad for your health but they’re not good for your health. The smoke from a charcoal grill can create PAH which is a known carcinogen. We prefer a wood smoker.
Healthy Balsamic Grilled Chicken
- Whisk together olive oil, balsamic, honey and fresh thyme.
- Pour marinade into a ziploc bag or container.
- Add chicken to marinade and allow it to marinade for at least 30 minutes. (Overnight is best!)
- When ready to cook, heat grill on high and cook on each side for 7-9 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly (internal temp should be 165)
- To make Whole30– omit honey
- Herbs – You can sub in chopped basil or rosemary instead of thyme
- Balsamic Vinegar – Try using infused balsamic vinegars for even more flavor
- Baking in oven – You can bake the chicken in the oven at 400 for 20-25 minutes if you don’t have a grill.
- WW Freestyle Note: Since the oil is mostly for a marinade, I only counted the points for the oil the chicken was cooked in