Healthy Grilled Recipes Under 300 Calories

Use a variety of spices, herbs, and seasonings to enhance the flavor of these 300-calorie-or-less grilled recipes without adding to your waistline.

  • Grilled Chicken Thighs with Pineapple, Corn, and Bell Pepper Relish
    Text: Matthew Groves, Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Grilled Chicken Thighs with Pineapple, Corn, and Bell Pepper Relish

    Indulge in these grilled chicken thighs featuring a sweet veggie relish for less than 250 calories. The fresh pineapple, corn, and bell pepper add a pop of flavor and color. Try these on your indoor grill or keep the kitchen cool and cook them outdoors.
  • Grilled Pork Salad
    Text: Matthew Groves, Photo: Nina Choi

    Grilled Pork Salad

    This light and refreshing salad with pears, pecans, and pork has just 250 calories and is perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Grilled Steak with Caper-Herb Sauce
    Text: Matthew Groves, Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Rose Nguyen

    Grilled Steak with Caper-Herb Sauce

    Fire up the grill for this hearty, low-calorie steak dish. Sirloin tends to be a tougher cut of meat, due to less marbling or fat streaks, so monitor the temperature of the grill to avoid overcooking.
  • Grilled Thai-Spiced Tuna Steak
    Text: Matthew Groves, Oxmoor House

    Grilled Thai-Spiced Tuna Steak

    Fat, healthy? Tuna and salmon have omega-3 fatty acids, which is considered to be a healthy fat. Omega-3 has numerous health benefits and often lacks in the American diet.
  • Grilled Lemon-Basil Tofu Burgers
    Text: Matthew Groves, Oxmoor House

    Grilled Lemon-Basil Tofu Burgers

    Tofu’s hearty texture can stand up to the heat of the grill making it a good meatless burger option. If you’re following a heart-healthy diet, try this recipe with only 5 milligrams of cholesterol.
  • Coffee-Marinated Beef Tenderloin Steaks
    Text: Matthew Groves, Oxmoor House

    Coffee-Marinated Beef Tenderloin Steaks

    Coffee with steak? The boldness of the coffee adds robust flavor to this tender and lean cut of steak.
  • Our Homemade Quick Black Bean Burger
    Text: Matthew Groves, Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Sabrina Bone

    Our Homemade Quick Black Bean Burger

    This meatless version of the classic burger uses black beans in place of beef for a low-calorie alternative. Adding a slice or about 1/5 of an avocado would add an additional 50 calories.
  • Santa Fe Grilled Chicken Soft Tacos
    Text: Matthew Groves, Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Santa Fe Grilled Chicken Soft Tacos

    These tacos will have you coming back for more. But that’s ok with only 198 calories per serving. The sweetness of the brown sugar tones down the spice provided from the chili powder.
  • Grilled Lamb Skewers with Warm Fava Bean Salad
    Text: Matthew Groves, Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Grilled Lamb Skewers with Warm Fava Bean Salad

    This complete meal featuring 2 lamb skewers and fava bean salad has less than 300 calories and is sure to be a hit at your next cookout. If fava beans aren’t in season, substitute white beans.
  • Grilled Pork Chops with Shallot Butter
    Text: Matthew Groves, Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Grilled Pork Chops with Shallot Butter

    Even with the name butter in the title, this recipe has only 208 calories per chop. The dish calls for bone-in chops which often yield more flavor than boneless. The shallot butter adds a strong flavor, so a little goes a long way, and saves calories.
  • Grilled Salmon with Cucumber-Yogurt Salad
    Text: Matthew Groves, Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Andrea Steinberg

    Grilled Salmon with Cucumber-Yogurt Salad

    This light, refreshing dish is sure to cool you down on a warm night. Using yogurt in the cucumber salad instead of mayonnaise or sour cream is an easy way to cut calories while keeping the creaminess of the dish.
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