20 Best Healthy Grilled Recipes

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This Healthy Grilled Recipes article has over 20 BBQ recipes for main courses and side dishes.

These all make great grilled recipes for summer (or year-around for those in warm climates) and each recipe comes with it own printable card!

healthy grilled recipes

Below you’ll find healthy BBQ recipes for every diet… Vegans and vegetarians will find 2 vegan burgers, plus lots of barbecue veggie sides.

And those on Keto and Gluten-Free diets will be happy to find a wide range of healthy grill recipes. There’s something (or lots of somethings!) for everyone to choose below… we’re sure you’ll find your new favorite healthy grilled recipes!

This Healthy Grilled Recipes article has over 20 low calorie BBQ recipes for main courses and side dishes.

Over 20 Healthy Grilled Recipes

We want to get right to grilling, so we will start the list here!

You can click on the recipe card or the photo for each of the healthy barbecue recipes… it will bring you right to the recipe!

1. Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Pine Nuts

When it comes to grill recipes for vegetarians, this is by far the best! It’s elegant and flavorful, but so easy you’ll be shocked!

It’s also a great side dish for grilled chicken and beef (we have LOTS of those recipes below!) And at just 81 calories for 1 1/2 cups it’s healthy and filling.

Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Pine Nuts

This extra simple BBQ recipe calls for you to grill the zucchini, then top it with feta and pine nuts for an impressive (but secretly easy) grilled recipe.

The Best Grilled Zucchini Recipe (Low Calorie)
This grilled zucchini recipe is just 81 calories for about 1 1/2 cups!
Topped with feta, pine nuts and parsley, this marinated grilled zucchini is easy, delicious, and impressive.
Marinated grilled zucchini slices recipe is packed full of flavor, with lots of lemon, garlic. Plus salty feta and crunchy pine nuts… You'll want to make this recipe for zucchini weekly.
Check out this recipe
Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Pine Nuts

2. Healthy Grilled Tilapia Recipe

You can do so much with grilled tilapia! It’s great on salads, in tacos, or just as a main course.

And at just 190 calories, and 3 ingredients… This healthy grilled recipe is great for most diets.

Healthy Grilled Tilapia Recipe

You’re going to love this extra simple (3 ingredient) tilapia… It’s a fantastic healthy barbecue recipe!

Healthy Tilapia on BBQ (JUST 190 CALORIES)
This low calorie, healthy tilapia recipe is just 190 calories, and needs only 3 ingredients!
Make grilled tilapia as a main course, or to go in tacos for low calorie fish tacos.
This BBQ Tilapia is easy and delicious, and it takes just 8 minutes to make!
Check out this recipe
Healthy Grilled Tilapia Recipe

3. Healthy Recipe for Grilled Pineapple

Grilled pineapple isn’t just a great dessert (oh, it is… it really is!) but it’s also great with grilled pork chops (recipe below!) or on burgers (more recipes below!)

At just 38 calories, you can enjoy this healthy BBQ recipe as a side dish, and then enjoy leftovers later for dessert.

Healthy Recipe for Grilled Pineapple

This low calorie grilled recipe is sweet and delicious… Make it for a dinner side, or as a yummy BBQ dessert.

HEALTHY Grilled Pineapple Recipe
This recipe for grilled pineapple is just 38 calories!
Making grilled caramelized pineapple recipes can be easy and healthy, if you have all of our low calorie cooking tips!
We swap out butter for olive oil spray (saving 100's of calories and lots of fat) and replace the sugar with all-natural zero calorie brown sugar (saving 100's of calories and lots of sugar)!
Check out this recipe
Healthy Recipe for Grilled Pineapple

4. Grilled Chicken Kabob Recipe

Brace yourself… we love kabobs and you’ll find many more below (steak, salmon, shrimp just to name a few).

This healthy grilled chicken breast recipe is just 331 calories and has 50 grams of protein!

Grilled Chicken Kabob Recipe

Recipes with grilled chicken can be great for dinner main courses, or as appetizers like this one.

Chicken Kabobs Recipe
This grilled chicken kabob recipe is low calorie and healthy.
Below you will find a marinated chicken skewers recipe, directins on how to grill chicken kabobs. Plus the best veggies for chicken kabobs.
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Grilled Chicken Kabob Recipe

5. Grilled Potatoes in Foil Packets

For those of you still eating carbs… you’ll know all about healthy carbs and how important they can be to round out a meal.

This grilled recipe is just 101 calories, and is made in a foil packet (for super easy clean up!)

Grilled Potatoes in Foil Packets

At just 101 calories, this healthy BBQ recipe can add a boost of healthy carbs to your grilled dinner.

Healthy Grilled Potatoes in Foil Packets
These grilled potatoes in foil packets are just 101 calories, and so easy to make.
Add these potatoes on grill for easy, effortless side dishes, or to keep the house cool when you need to roast potatoes for potato salad and other dishes.
If you don't have small potatoes (New potatoes) you can use any potato in it's place. If they are larger, simply slice into large chunks (about ping pong ball sized) and continue with the foil pack grilled potatoes recipe.
Check out this recipe
Grilled Potatoes in Foil Packets

6. Easy Marinated Steak Kabobs Recipe

More skewers! Yeah!! These steak kabobs are packed full of flavor, and go great with the chicken kebabs above!

At just 381 calories you get to enjoy your steak and your veggies together in a healthy grill recipe for dinner.

Marinated Steak Kabobs Recipe

We also like to serve this healthy barbecue recipe with corn on the cob (there’s a recipe below). Finger foods are fun, might as well embrace it!

Marinated Steak Kabob Recipe {Low Calorie}
This low calorie marinated steak kabob recipe is easy and delicious!
These steak skewers make a wonderful main course, I like to serve them with grilled corn on the cob and a fresh salad. A meal that makes everyone at the table happy, and satisfied.
Check out this recipe
Marinated Steak Kabobs Recipe

7. Perfectly Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

These healthy BBQ recipes for pork chops are amazing! And this recipe included bone-in and boneless pork chop grilling directions!

At just 304 calories, these barbecue recipes for pork are the perfect main course for dinner.

Perfectly Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

We love to make this BBQ recipe for pork chops with grilled asparagus… and that just happens to be the next recipe!

Juicy Pork Chops on the Grill (LOW CALORIE)
This perfectly grilled pork chops recipe can be used for boneless or bone-in pork chops.
These low calorie juicy pork chops on the grill are easy and delicious, and perfect for backyard barbecues and camping trips.
We use our famous Honey Bourbon BBQ Sauce to make this BBQ pork chop recipe, but you can use your favorite store-bought if you prefer.
Check out this recipe
Perfectly Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

8. Perfect Asparagus on the Grill

This is another example of great vegan grilled recipes! Plus this recipe comes with 3 seasoning blends to choose from.

Great as a side dish alongside a vegan burger, or a pork chop, this 27 calorie healthy grilled recipe is healthy and low calorie.

Perfect Asparagus on the Grill BBQ Asparagus Recipe

There’s nothing better than a crispy asparagus spear off the BBQ… And with all the flavors to choose from, we know you’ll love this healthy BBQ recipe!

Low Calorie BBQ Asparagus Recipe
This low calorie BBQ asparagus recipe is just 27 calories for a huge serving!
Along with the perfect asparagus on the grill recipe, we've supplied you with 3 of the best seasoning for asparagus blends to choose from… or you can just just salt and pepper, which is also delicious.
Learn how to cook asparagus on grill recipes with this easy to follow recipe card.
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Perfect Asparagus on the Grill BBQ Asparagus Recipe

9. Homemade Veggie Burger Recipe

Before we go all beef on you, we wanted to share a lighter version of a BBQ burger.

This homemade veggie burger makes a great vegan grilled recipe, and at just 86 calories per patty… and very healthy grill recipe.

Homemade Veggie Burger Recipe with Vegan Burger Topping Guide

This simple and easy grill recipe is not the only BBQ burger recipe in this article! Meat eaters (and vegans too!) see below for more low calorie grilled burger recipes.

5 Ingredient Vegan Burgers {JUST 86 CALORIES}
This homemade veggie burger recipe comes with a vegan burger topping guide. Plus directions on how to cook veggie burgers on the BBQ, Stovetop, or in the Oven.
These homemade veggie burgers are just 86 calories and take just 25 minutes to make (from start to finish!)
Check out this recipe
Homemade Veggie Burger Recipe with Vegan Burger Topping Guide

10. Grilled Teriyaki Salmon on Skewers

We love healthy grilled salmon recipes, and these BBQ skewers make a great salmon BBQ dinner!

Just 207 calories and packed full of flavor, this grill recipe helps you jazz up any healthy barbecue dinner.

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon on Skewers

There are more healthy grilled dinner ideas with salmon below… so keep scrolling!

Teriyaki Salmon Kebabs Recipe
This grilled teriyaki salmon on skewers recipe is just 207 calories and so easy to make.
The teriyaki salmon kebabs recipe comes with a homemade teriyaki sauce, but you can use store bought if you desire.
Try out this yummy grilled salmon recipe as a main course or appetizer. You can even thread some veggies in with the salmon!
Check out this recipe
Grilled Teriyaki Salmon on Skewers

11. Grilled Hanger Steak Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce

This easy BBQ dinner recipe is packed with flavor! We love the Chimichurri on this grilled steak dinner recipe, it really boosts the flavor of the marinated steak!

At just 366 calories, this grilled dinner recipe is healthy and low in calories.

Grilled Hanger Steak Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce

Below, we have a steak sandwich recipe… if you have any leftovers of this hanger steak, try it on that healthy grilled dinner recipe.

The Best Grilled Hanger Steak (LOW CALORIE)
This grilled hanger steak recipe with chimichurri sauce is just 336 calories for 6 ounces.
Learn how to grill a hanger steak, find a low calorie hanger steak marinade, and times for different doneness.
Check out this recipe
Grilled Hanger Steak Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce

12. BBQ Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipes

This healthy grilled shrimp recipe makes great grilled dinner ideas. Enjoy it as an appetizer, main course, over salad, in a taco. The ideas for BBQ dinner are endless!

These shrimp barbecue recipes are just 114 calories. Plus this shrimp dish comes with 5 marinades for shrimp on barbecue recipes.

BBQ Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe

With 5 different shrimp grilled dinner recipes you’ll be sure to find something you’ll love!

5 BEST Grilled Shrimp Recipes {LOW CALORIE}
Thes 5 recipes for grilled shrimp are just 114 calories per serving (the Teriyaki Shrimp is 116 Calories) and can be made easily in just a few minutes.
This BBQ srilled shrimp skewers recipe is Gluten-Free, easy to make, low in calories and fat, and so yummy!
Our grilled shrimp skewers recipe makes a great, healthy weeknight dinner.
Check out this recipe
BBQ Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe

13. Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil

This corn on the cob grilled recipe is one of the best barbecue food options.

With 5 recipes, and at just 116 calories, we know you’ll find some BBQ dinner ideas you love.

Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil

With 5 different healthy grilled dinner ideas, you can change up your BBQ meals each week.

5 Seasoned Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil Recipes
These 5 recipes for grilled corn on the cob in foil are all low in calories and healthy.
Try the basic corn recipe, or add ranch, taco, or Chimichurri flavoring to your seasoned grilled corn on the cob in foil recipes. All 5 recipes for foil wrapped corn on the grill are delicious and easy to make.
When using the additional seasonings I like to add butter and the additional seasoning. But you can cut more calories and fat and skip the butter all together.
Check out this recipe
Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil

14. BBQ Grilled Salmon In Foil Recipes

We love foil wrapped healthy BBQ ideas… and this grilled salmon recipe is easy, mess free, and so yummy!

With 5 different easy BBQ dinner ideas, this 119 calorie barbecue for dinner recipe is great for a healthy evening.

BBQ Grilled Salmon In Foil Recipe

These grilled dinner recipes are easy and fast (15 minutes including meal prep!)

5 LOW CALORIE Recipes for Grilled Salmon in Foil
This BBQ grilled salmon in foil recipe has 5 different barbecue marinades for salmon on the grill recipes.
Find the best recipe for salmon on the grill with these 5 healthy recipes, starting at just 119 calories per serving.
From a Miso Orange BBQ Marinade, to a Lemon Pepper Salmon Marinade (nutrition based on)… there's something for everyone in this salmon grill recipe.
Check out this recipe
BBQ Grilled Salmon In Foil Recipe

15. Healthy Grilled Steak Sandwich Recipe

These grilled steak sandwiches can be made with freshly grilled steak, or with leftover steak!

With just 283 calories, this sandwich makes for great grilled dinner ideas… especially as it comes with different sauces.

Healthy Steak Sandwich Recipe

For leftover barbecue dinner ideas, look no further. This leftover steak sandwich is perfect with leftovers, or freshly grilled steak (recipe for grilling steak included).

Healthy Steak Sandwiches (PLUS 5 SAUCES)
This healthy steak sandwich recipe is just 283 calories, and comes with 5 low calorie steak sandwich sauces!
We like to use leftover steak to make these sandwiches. But just incase you don't have any, we've supplied you with an easy sirloin steak recipe.
Special Tip: You can cut calories, carbs, and sugar by using the keto friendly buns we supplied below!
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Healthy Steak Sandwich Recipe

16. Healthy Grilled Chicken Recipe

For healthy BBQ recipes for chicken, we have quite a few (check out the garlic lemon one below!) And these healthy grilled BBQ recipes for chicken breast are amazing!

With just 264 calories you can make a healthy chicken BBQ dinner that tastes amazing.

The Best Grilled Chicken Recipe

You can make lots of chicken BBQ recipes with this low calorie marinade… in the recipe you’ll find directions on cooking all cuts of chicken on the barbecue.

Low Calorie Grilled Chicken (ALL CUTS)
This is the best grilled chicken recipe as it comes with directions for all cuts of chicken.
This spiced chicken recipe is easy and low in calories… it comes with a grilled chicken rub so your chicken comes out perfect and flavorful every time.
Note: the nutrition is based on a boneless, skinless chicken breast.
Check out this recipe
The Best Grilled Chicken Recipe

17. The Best Fish Tacos Recipe

For fun bbq dinner ideas for family, these fish tacos with mango salsa are great for everyone!

For 2 tacos, this healthy grill recipe is just 274 calories… including the mango salsa and sauce!

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe

These healthy grilled recipes are quick and easy. I like to make the salsa and dressing ahead of time… they’re better when they marinate for a bit.

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe {Grilled and Low Calorie}
These are the best fish tacos recipe, it's low in calories (under 300 calories for 2 tacos!) and delicious.
This recipe for the best fish taco recipe comes with a white fish taco sauce recipe, a mango salsa recipe, and a nutritional guide to keep this recipe for fish tacos low calories and fish taco toppings.
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The Best Fish Tacos Recipe

18. Ranch Chicken Skewers Recipe

I bet you thought we were done with skewer grilled recipes… but we couldn’t wrap up this list of healthy BBQ recipes without this Ranch Seasoned skewer recipe.

These healthy grilled recipes are just 88 calories, and only require 3 ingredients.

Ranch Chicken Skewers Recipe

These healthy and low calorie chicken BBQ recipes are great as main courses, appetizers, over salads… the possibilities are endless!

Ranch Chicken Kabobs (LOW CALORIE)
This ranch chicken skewers recipe is just 88 calories and so easy to make.
All you need is 3 ingredients to make ranch chciken kabobs, and you can make then quickly and easily.
Enjoy this ranch chicken recipe as a main course, in tacos, over salad, as an appetizer or snack… the possibilities are endless!
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Ranch Chicken Skewers Recipe

19. The BEST Portobello Mushroom Burger Recipe

For vegan and vegetarian grilled dinner ideas, these mushroom burgers are amazing!

Great for all diets, these vegan burgers are just 343 calories… And they make great ideas for barbecue food for dinner.

The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger Recipe

So low in calories, meat eaters might want to try out these skinny mushroom burgers. But if you’re looking for meaty grilled ideas for dinner, there’s a beef burger recipe below!

Portobello Burgers (Grill, Oven, Air Fryer, Stovetop)
This vegan portobello mushroom burger recipe is just 343 calories!
We've also supplied you with directions on cooking portobello burgers on the grill, in the oven, stovetop, and even on the air fryer!
This delicious portobello recipe makes a great dinner or lunch, and can easily be made gluten-free with your favorite GF burger buns!
Check out this recipe
The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger Recipe

20. Healthy Carne Asada Taco Recipes

These grilled tacos make great grilled ideas for dinner. Everyone loves street tacos, and now you can make them in your backyard.

Just 348 calories for two tacos, these BBQ ideas for dinner are healthy and low calorie… and with corn tortillas, lower in carbs too!

Healthy Carne Asada Taco Recipes

For more backyard BBQ ideas with beef… see below! We’ve got amazing burger and steak recipes coming.

LOW CALORIE Carne Asada Street Tacos
These healthy carne asada taco recipes are low calorie and so easy to make!
This low calorie steak tacos marinade is extra low calorie, and helps save 100's of calorie per taco.
You can have 2 grilled steak tacos for just 348 calories! That includes that tortillas too!!
Check out this recipe
Low Calorie Carne Asada Taco Recipe

21. The Best Grilled Chicken Breast Marinade Recipes

We’ve supplied you with a lot of grilled chicken ideas for dinner. But we couldn’t skip this amazing grilled chicken recipe form the list of healthy grilled recipe ideas

These grilled chicken breasts are just 232 calories, and they are great over salads, as a main course. The healthy grilled food ideas are endless with this recipe.

Cut the calories and fat without cutting the flavor. These BBQ recipes for chicken never disappoint!

The Best Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipes
In these Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipes, you will find a low calorie chicken marinade for the grill. Most marinades for chicken call for up to 1/2 cup oil… we can do better than that!
This chicken marinade for the grill only calls for 2 tablespoons, plus lots of zero calorie flavorful ingredients for grilled chicken marinade recipes.
Check out this recipe
The Best Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipes

22. Healthy BBQ Burgers Recipe

Whenever we think of BBQ ideas for dinner, we always thing “burgers” and this healthy recipe for the grill will curb your cravings!

Most burgers are over one thousand calories… but this BBQ dinner recipe is just 417 calories!

These healthy burgers make a wonderful BBQ meal, we like to serve them with the corn on the cob above.

The Best Homemade Burgers
This recipe for King Burgers are so good, they are fit for a king! If you’re looking for the best recipes for burgers that are healthy, look no further, these healthy burgers are only 417 calories and completely delicious!
Check out this recipe
King Burgers

23. Healthier Tri Tip Steak Recipe

Before we finish up with our healthy grill ideas, we have one last BBQ steak recipe for you.

This low calorie grilled recipe for steak is just 296 calories, and comes with a fantastic healthy BBQ marinade.

Marinade for Tri Tip Steak Recipe

Before we finish this list of outdoor BBQ ideas, we want to remind you to keep scrolling for more low calorie, healthy recipes in the “what to read next” section.

Healthy Tri Tip Steak Recipe {LOW CALORIE!}
This healthy tri tip steak recipe comes with a low calorie trip tip marinade.
Try this low calorie recipe for tri tip steaks! It's easy and yummy, and can be made in under 30 minutes!
Check out this recipe
Marinade for Tri Tip Steak Recipe

Printable Guide for Healthy Grilled Recipes

Each of these healthy grilled recipes comes with a printable recipe card!

Choose a few and click on the links to get the printable (and sharable) recipes for the grill…

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OVER 20 Healthy Grilled Recipes for Dinner

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These 20+ healthy grilled recipes are all low calorie and easy to make.
From Meaty BBQ recipes, to Vegan BBQ recipes, and lots of Gluten-Free options… There are healthy grilled recipes for everyone below!
Special Tip: All of these healthy bbq recipes come with printable recipe cards, nutrition labels and shopping lists!
5 from 26 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 meal
Calories 50 kcal


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