13 Healthy Things to Throw on the Grill

Burgers and dogs are grilling classics but for a healthier BBQ try oysters, asparagus, peaches, and more!

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    1. Oysters

    Find out how to prepare and grill oysters.

    2. Caesar Salad

    The easy trick of throwing a big hunk of romaine lettuce on the grill will elevate this common salad. Find out how to make a grilled Caesar salad.

    3. Tofu

    The first step to grilling tofu is to learn how to correctly prepare it. The second is to try this Grilled Szechwan Tofu recipe

    4. Pineapple

    Grilling pineapple makes it even more juicy and delicious. Try this Jerk Pork and Grilled Pineapple With Corn recipe.

    5. Peaches

    Smoke and peaches go hand in hand. Try this Grilled Chicken and Peach Salad With Watercress recipe for a sweet and savory healthy treat.

    6. Asparagus

    Asparagus caramelized on the grill is one of the best side dishes out there. This recipe adds the tang of fresh oranges and the crunch of hazelnuts.

    7. Sweet Potatoes

    Skip the traditional white potatoes and grill up some sweet potatoes for a healthy potato salad recipe.

    8. Salsa

    Liven up your salsa by grilling it for a smoky flavor. Try this Grilled Tomato and Bell Pepper Salsa recipe.

    9. Meatballs

    Throw meatballs on the grill for a creative appetizer. Greek Meatball Kebabs With Lemon Dip will have your guests begging for the recipe.

    10. Exotic Fruit

    For a unique dessert, grill up this assortment of saffron-spiced tropical fruit and serve with low-fat ice cream or frozen yogurt.

    11. Cheese

    Haloumi cheese is a traditional Greek cheese that doesn't lose its shape when grilled. Toss it on the fire for a great vegetarian option topped with a delicious tomato dressing.

    12. Polenta

    Cooked and cooled polenta can be cut into shapes and grilled to make an excellent base for a savory topping. In this recipe the polenta is flavored with gruyère cheese, and the topping is a savory mixture of mushrooms, walnuts and herbs.

    13. Pizza

    Thin crust pizza turns crisp and delicious when placed over the hot fires of a grill. Learn how to grill pizza, and try this even easier recipe which uses pita as a base: Grilled Chicken and Red Pepper Pizzas


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