Spring is in full swing, and that means we can finally start the long-awaited barbecue season. For most of us, grilled food is associated with a rather indigestible taste, but rest assured, there are many dietetic recipes for grilled delicacies.
Sausage, bacon, black pudding, pork neck, pork chops, potatoes with butter – and so we could list many more indigestible dishes that we like to throw on the grill. This is undoubtedly delicious food, but not necessarily healthy for our stomachs. Especially its excess can cause an unpleasant feeling of heaviness and a number of other unpleasant gastrointestinal complaints, such as acute stomach pains.
Of course, once in a while grilled sausage does not hurt us, but why not think about healthy substitutes for grilled dishes, which can be permanently introduced to your seasonal menu? If only on the Internet, on culinary forums you can find many interesting recipes for dietetic grilled dishes. We have chosen 5 in our opinion the most tasty ideas for healthy grilled dishes. Are you tempted to put them on the grill?
Recipes for dietetic grilled dishes:
Chicken in Herbs
Chicken is a great culinary “material” for the grill. Its meat can be prepared in many ways. From skewers, to pieces of breast in vegetables and herbs. Chicken meat is a great alternative to heavy red meats. Lean poultry tastes very good in a yogurt glaze with herbs
How to prepare it? To prepare a portion for 4 people you will need
- a medium chicken breast (or alternatively turkey, although turkey meat is slightly tougher),
- 2 cloves of garlic,
- natural yogurt,
- juice of half a lemon
- preferred herbs, e.g. a spoonful of thyme, oregano or herbes de Provence.
Cut the chicken breast into rather thick slices, rub it with herbs, lemon and yogurt and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Then place on a hot grill, either directly or on trays. Grill it until it is browned on both sides.
Grilled fish in a herbal bath
Fish is a source of many nutrients and it is worth eating. Especially zander, mackerel, halibut, trout or salmon are suitable for grilling.
How to prepare dietetic grilled fish? It is best to cut the fish in several places, because this will make it easier to absorb the marinade. You can also rub it with salt and pepper. Sprinkle some lemon inside and put fresh herbs: thyme, parsley and e.g. oregano. Wrap the fish in silver aluminum foil and put it on the grill.
Shashliks are a must-have among all grilled dishes. Of course, there are many versions, but if you want them to be dietetic, it’s best to bet on the veggie version, which is made only of vegetables. Here we follow the principle of freedom and stuff favorite vegetables on toothpicks. Cut into larger cubes or slices: peppers, cucumbers, mushrooms, onions, sprinkle them with spices. We can grease them with a little oil, so that their flavor after grilling was more pronounced. Grill the skewers for about 15 minutes.
Potatoes in their skins
Potatoes are a great addition to grilled dishes, e.g. in combination with grilled chicken they will make a whole diet dinner
We wash our potatoes thoroughly, then wrap them in aluminum foil. We can put them directly on the coals, then they will taste like from the fire. You can also cook them a bit, then put on a tray and then on the grill. Grilled potatoes taste perfect served with yogurt and garlic sauce.
Stuffed eggplant or zucchini
Stuffed grilled vegetables are great dishes for vegetarians and in addition very simple to prepare
We cut our vegetables into quite large and thick slices, season them with salt and pepper and leave them like that for a few minutes, so that they get the taste. In the meantime, we make a stuffing for them. For example, we can mix feta cheese with natural yoghurt and mixed herbs. Grill the sliced eggplant and zucchini, and when the vegetables are cool, put the stuffing on them, roll up and pierce with a toothpick. Such vegetable skewers are a great and, above all, healthy snack from the grill.