Your grill was meant for cooking, but it doesn’t always have to be for high calorie foods. These two recipes will help keep your grill from getting rusty and have your taste buds running wild.
The first recipe combines fish with fresh vegetables. Preparation is quick and simple, and dish is full of color.
The second dish a simple Mexican dish, better known as burritos. These burritos start on the grill and end up as a light main course that will leave you full, but not over-stuffed with fat and calories.
Grilled Roughy With Vegetables
Tilapia, whiting, and salmon are among the popular fish, but orange roughy is a full-flavor fish that contains less calories than most other fish. This easy to prepare meal blends fish and fresh vegetables. Adding marinade to the vegetables helps to create a zesty flavor.
4 – 4oz. Orange Roughy fillets – 106 calories per fillet, 5 calories from fat
6oz. Fresh spinach – 20 calories per 3oz., 0 calories from fat
12oz. Fresh mushrooms, sliced – 20 calories per 3oz., 0 calories from fat
1 Medium Tomato, diced – 25 calories per 5.3oz., 0 calories from fat
½ cup Kraft Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette – 60 calories per 2 tbsp., 45 calories from fat
Toss together, in large bowl, spinach, mushrooms, tomato and vinaigrette. Using either Pam cooking spray or Spray Butter, lightly grease four 12×12 sheets of aluminum foil. Place Orange Roughy fillets on individual sheets of aluminum foil. Spoon marinated vegetables over fish fillets. Fold foil up and over fish and vegetables. Cook each fillet in a preheated grill on medium heat for 20 minutes or until fish is flaky.
Each serving contains approximately 231 calories with 50 calories from fat. Serves four.
Grilled Chicken Mini Burritos With Black Beans
With approximately 60 grams of protein, these mini burritos are both fun and nutritious. The calorie count is low enough, even for a 1,200 calorie diet, that low fat cheese or sour cream can be added for extra flavor.
2 Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless – 142 calories per burrito, 28 calories from fat
4 Medium whole wheat tortillas – 110 calories per tortilla, 50 calories from fat
1 Cup dried black beans – 10 calories per burrito, 0 calories from fat
1 Medium tomato, diced – 25 calories per 5.3oz., 0 calories from fat
1 Cup lettuce, shredded – 3 calories per burrito, 0 calories from fat
1 Package taco seasoning – 3 calories per burrito, 0 calories from fat
Grill chicken breasts on medium-high heat for twenty minutes. Remove chicken from grill and dice into bite-size cubes. Place cubed chicken in skillet and add taco seasoning per instructions on package. Chicken and seasoning can be cooked either on a grill or stove top. Center each whole wheat tortilla on plates. Spoon ¼ of the seasoned chicken onto the center of each tortilla. Add ¼ cup black beans over chicken. Finally, layer lettuce and tomato over each burrito in equal portions. After all ingredients have been placed onto the tortillas, fold the left and right side of the tortillas toward the chicken and black beans. Holding the sides down with your index and middle fingers, begin rolling the bottom of the tortilla closest to you, upward with your thumbs. Continue rolling the tortilla over the mound of ingredients until you have completed the burrito.
Each serving contains approximately 293 calories with 78 calories from fat. Serves four.
Calorie counts based upon values provided by the FDA. http://www.fda.gov
Serving size suggestions and nutritional values provided by http://www.nutritiondata.com