3 easy to prepare low calories grill recipes

    By Adrian T. Cheng

    If you’re a healthy eater that is always on the go, you tend to eat less home cooked meals as time goes by. Take a break from the usual salads and steamed meat and enjoy a delicious smoky barbecue dish without the guilt.

    Here are 3 flavorful low-carb grill recipes ready in 30 minutes or less:

    Lime Grilled Tuna

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    Lime grilled Tuna


    Ready in 30 minutes

    What you need:

    • 4 1-inch thick albacore tuna steaks
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • 1/2 cup hickory wood chips, soaked
    • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Combine tuna and olive oil in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Seal and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes. Pre-heat grill to high and scatter wood chips over hot coals for extra flavor. When ready, cook tuna steaks for 5 minutes per side. Transfer fish to a serving platter and drizzle with fresh lime juice before serving.


    Classic Grilled Zucchini

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    Grilled Zucchini


    Ready in 25 minutes

    What you need:

    • 3 zucchinis, sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick pieces
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning

    Drizzle both sides of each zucchini piece with olive oil and grill seasoning. Place zucchini slices on a grill pan and cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until tender. Serve as a side for grilled meat or with a dip of your choice.


    Honey-Lemon Barbecue Chicken

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    Honey Lemon Chicken


    Ready in 30 minutes

    What you need:

    • 1 3/4 kg. chicken drumsticks and thighs
    • 2 cups Italian salad dressing
    • 1/3 cup honey
    • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 teaspoons paprika

    In a large re-sealable plastic bag, mix together Italian salad dressing, honey, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and paprika. Reserve 1/2 cup of the marinade for grilling. Shake bag until all ingredients are well-combined. Place chicken in the bag and coat with marinade. Seal and refrigerate for 15 minutes. When ready, remove chicken pieces from the bag and place on a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.

    Discard excess marinade. Make drainage holes in the foil using a fork. Cook chicken on a pre-heated grill over high heat and for 5 minutes per side or to desired doneness. Baste chicken pieces with reserved marinade during the last few minutes of grilling. Allow to cool before serving.

    Now you can enjoy more than green salads and portioned meat from time to time without the worry of adding a few extra pounds. These quick and easy low-calorie grill recipes are perfect for you even if you’re always on the go!

    Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various affordable grill products and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian’s site.


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