Steak, hamburgers and chicken–meat is one of our favorite national pleasures during grilling season. Meat is only recommended in moderation, but it does have health benefits, especially if you choose the right lean cuts and pair them with whole grains and plenty of vegetables. These recipes will help you keep your summer on the right nutritional track without sacrificing flavor.
The earthy flavors of this marinade are perfect with tender mushrooms and nutty wild rice. If you can’t find wild rice, brown rice is an excellent substitute. (2 Guiding Stars)
Eggplant shines on the grill, especially paired with sweet roasted tomatoes and succulent chicken. Red peppers would make an delightful, nutritious flavor addition. (2 Guiding Stars)
Fresh corn produces a sweet vinaigrette with wonderful body that will coat the ingredients of your salad and steak with great flavor. (2 Guiding Stars)
Turkey is a lovely lean alternative to ground beef. Jamaican-inspired jerk flavorings bring out the best qualities in turky for a sweet, spicy and lovable burger. (1 Guiding Star)
Peppers, tomatoes, summer squash and eggplant are a match made in heaven, especially for perfectly cooked slices of grilled chicken. (1 Guiding Star)
Wrap thin, tender slices of marinated steak in rice paper with fresh summer vegetables for dinner that makes great leftovers that are easy to eat on the go. (1 Guiding Star)
Peach and garlic is a combination not to be under-rated and the sauce on this chicken tastes incredible over braised greens and quinoa. (1 Guiding Star)