All throughout January we’re bringing you 30 Days, 30 Ways to Good Health, a series of easy strategies for overall wellness (and because we love food, it’s focuses on the foods and cooking techniques to add into your life instead of what to take away.) Read on for our latest eat well strategy: use your grill.
Indoor grilling is one of our favorite healthy cooking methods. You barely need to use any fat, and using a grill pan, like a Le Creuset Skinny Grill, gives you a delicious smoky grilled flavor without using charcoal. Here are some ideas for easy grilled weeknight dinners; find more info on indoor grilling in our primer.
|Grilled New York Strip Steak with Tomatoes and Peppers
Pungent horseradish gives steak an extra kick in this easy-to-prepare version of a classic flavor combination. Serving the steak with grilled tomatoes and sweet peppers makes for a colorful presentation.
|Pasta with Grilled Vegetables and Herbs
This meatless pasta dish proves that if you start with fresh ingredients, it takes very little to make a delicious meal. Olives and feta cheese add richness and walnuts add crunch.
|Spice-Rubbed Grilled Chicken
Cumin, coriander, cinnamon and cayenne perk up everyday chicken thighs in this easy Moroccan-inspired recipe. Serve it with boiled garden beans and whole-grain couscous flavored with lemon zest and cilantro.
|Grilled Salmon Fillets with Herb Butter
Put any fears about grilling fish to rest! This recipe offers a secret ingredient for making sure the fillets don’t stick.
|Grilled Pork Chops with Caramelized Peaches and Basil
Here, sirloin chops are paired with two summer staples: sweet, ripe peaches and peppery fresh basil. Tossing the peaches with a touch of maple syrup before grilling helps caramelize them, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar adds a welcome acidic bite.
|Turkey Sandwiches with Ginger-Avocado Relish
Grilled turkey cutlets get a lively kick from avocado flavored with wasabi paste and fresh ginger. Serve this original sandwich with a green salad and sweet potato chips.
|Steak & Chile Tacos with Avocado-Radish Salsa
Poblano chiles, crunchy radishes and creamy avocados add a hit of freshness to grilled skirt steak in these satisfying tacos. Let everyone assemble their own for casual, easy serving.
|Grilled Shrimp and Summer Squash
A simple lemony sauce shows off both the briny shrimp and sweet summer squash in this recipe. For an easy side dish, brush slices of rustic bread with olive oil, then grill them alongside the shrimp and squash until golden grill marks form.
|Lamb Kabobs with Pomegranate Glaze
Pomegranate molasses and fresh mint lend exotic flavors to this lamb, cooked alongside colorful vegetable skewers. Serve with quick-cooking couscous; for extra flavor, cook it in chicken broth with sautéed onions, turmeric and cumin.
|Grilled Chicken with Quick Barbecue Sauce
Commercial barbecue sauce often contains gluten. This sweet-spicy version, however, is a delicious alternative that will inspire friends to come back for more. Serve with grilled corn to make it a meal.
|Grilled Tuna with Basil-Walnut Sauce
This thick sauce shows off summer basil at its best and is the perfect accent for the gentle flavor of albacore tuna. Grill olive oil-rubbed bread along with the fish, and serve briefly sautéed zucchini ribbons on the side.
|Grilled Margherita Pizza
This classic pizza comes together in a flash with the help of a preheated grill-top pizza stone. A mix of fresh and cooked tomatoes adds depth to the toppings, which also include arugula, basil and two kinds of cheeses.
|Grilled Steak with Sweet Peppers
Assorted peppers, quickly sautéed, make a garden-fresh base for grilled steak. A soy-based marinade elevates the flavor of the steak in the time it takes to cut the vegetables.
|Grilled Squash and Sausages with Sauce Verte
Bright-tasting sauce verte (green sauce) perks up the sausages and squash in this summery grilled meal. The sauce is also great with grilled chicken and fish.