8 Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes

Staff Writer
One of the best ways to serve a hearty protein is to lighten it up with a fresh fruit salsa

Healthy Shrimp Burger Recipe

Victoria Barton

Shrimp is low in fat, which makes for a healthy burger protein. When using shrimp, however, it’s important to make sure to add the right seasonings. This recipe is packed with flavorful spices like Old Bay, making this burger not only nourishing, but delicious, too.

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Grilled Fish with Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Jane Bruce

Sometimes, old favorites just need a little twist to make them new and interesting again. Such is the case with salsa. It's a versatile topping that makes grilled chicken, fish, and beef something a little special. But sometimes, even the taste-maker needs some livening up. Here, we use watermelon to add some sweetness to the typical sour-spicy flavor profile of pico de gallo.

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Grilled Country Pork Chops with Grilled Peaches Recipe

Sara Remington

Grilling gives peaches and other stone fruits a flavor boost, bringing their natural sugar to the fore. Use freestone peaches so that you can easily twist the halves off the pit. Baste them with butter, honey, and bourbon as they grill to give them a sheen, then serve with a juicy pork chop, brined for a full day to season it all the way through.

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The Best Grilled Steak Recipe

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Grilled steaks are part of every barbecue and outdoor cookout. There are plenty of steak recipes to choose from, but the best one uses just a few ingredients. Our grilled steak recipe uses just a drizzling of olive oil, salt, and pepper to accentuate the juicy and rich flavor of a good steak. For this particular grilled steak recipe, we chose to use boneless rib-eyeNew York strip steaks, or filet mignons for their juicy and meaty texture, but a less expensive cut isflank steak, which can easily be substituted.

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Juicy Barbecued Chicken Recipe

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Honey Mustard Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs Recipe

Whole Foods Market

Use leftover grilled chicken and veggies from these kabobs to make salads or wrap sandwiches. Feel free to substitute with tofu or any other kabob-friendly meat or seafood you wish.

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Grilled Eggplant with Feta and Cucumber Recipe

Will Budiaman

Eggplant turns smoky on the outside, creamy on the inside when grilled. Topped with tangy, briny feta and a bit of cucumber for crunch, this is a great side dish to serve with a Greek-inspired meal.

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Green Chile Turkey Burgers Recipe

Elana Amsterdam

These turkey burgers are based on a fabulous recipe from Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint Cookbook. His recipe is actually called Fried Eggs Over Green Chili Burgers, and is yet another high-protein entrée from the king of primal that my entire family enjoyed.

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