The summer heat is the perfect excuse to light up the grill instead of cooking inside and warming up the house. But what a lot of people don’t realize is just how many unique and flavorful dishes they can make using a grill. With so many warm nights ahead, it can be easy to fall into a hamburger rut. Here, I’ve curated a few of my favorite grilling recipes. They’re delicious and healthy, so no need to worry if you have food allergies or sensitivities.  I really do use all of these recipes for myself and my clients.

Rave-Worthy Grill Recipes

Mustard Lime Chicken

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This is a meal I make for my clients all the time because it’s a great spin on classic grilled chicken. The tangy flavor hits the spot after a long, hot day, and it’s simple and easy to make. If you think healthy food can’t also be packed with flavor, I urge you to give this one a try! Find the recipe here.  I always make extra and have this delicious marinated chicken on hand for a few days. It is great reheated the next day or eaten cold, chopped up in a salad.

Pork Kebabs with Romesco Sauce

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Kebabs have always been a favorite summer meal of mine because they’re fun and go perfectly with outdoor parties. They pair nicely with grilled vegetables. Plus, kids will get a kick out of eating their food off a skewer. What I really like about this recipe is the extra step of making a sauce to go with it. That is the step we usually leave out. A Romesco Sauce goes great with these pork kebabs, but it also goes great with just about anything—cooked chicken, raw veggies, crackers, you name it.  A Romesco Sauce is a beautiful red creamy sauce made of roasted bell peppers, almonds and bread…. but we can very easily make this without bread.

The Pork Kebabs recipe is here, but her romesco sauce isn’t gluten-free. The original recipe calls for bread. This is really easy to change, just follow a recipe like this one, for a Romesco Sauce using all the best ingredients and NO BREAD. With high-quality almonds, you won’t notice the difference. And in this recipe, the author adds some sundried tomatoes.

Chicken Souvlaki Skewers

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I found this recipe when I was looking for a great chicken dish to make along with falafel patties. A common Greek dish, Souvlaki is often served in a pita wrap or with fried potatoes. I love this recipe because it also incorporates a fresh salad. See the recipe here.  This picture does not do this dish justice. Something about the lemon juice based marinade makes this chicken turn a gorgeous golden brown when it is grilled. I just love how it looks on the plate with all the fresh oregano. And you know we all start eating with our eyes before we put anything in our mouth.

This is another great recipe to make extra for the week. This chicken tastes incredible cold the next day.

Get Grilling!

I rely on nutritious and filling meals throughout the summer to boost my energy, so I can be active and productive through the longest days of the year. This week, try one of these recipes while cooking for yourself, your family or a whole party of hungry people. They’ll be impressed by your creativity and originality

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