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7 Light and Easy Summer Grilling Recipes

Summer is known for being [most] people’s favorite time of the year. We get to look forward to vacations and spending time with our friends and family to account for all the hibernating in winter.

With the warmer weather often comes BBQs and cookouts, which are typically associated with a host of unhealthy food options; think hot dogs, potato salad, and all things fried. This association contributes to the narrative that summer is a time of year that makes it impossible to shed some unwanted weight.

When clients come in for their initial consultation at Awaken180° Weightloss, we often hear hesitation about wanting to commit at a time when there is an increase in these social outings. I’ve personally also seen clients in the weekly weight loss phase who feel anxious and uncertain, doubting their ability to adhere to the program.

Contrary to popular belief, these events can provide the most simple and enjoyable healthy food options. There are countless grilling recipes that include nutrient-dense foods like veggies, animal protein, and healthy fats—all without having to compromise on the taste.

We never want clients to feel like they need to sacrifice their social life at the cost of losing weight or vice versa because that simply is not true! During your weekly appointment at Awaken180°, always make your coach aware of your plans so that we can prepare accordingly and provide tips and tricks to ensure success.

With that in mind, here are 7 program-approved grilling recipes that are known to be huge hits at these summer events!

Grilled Tuna Steak

1. Grilled Tuna Steak

This grilled tuna recipe is easy, flavorful, and packed full of protein and healthy fats! Pro tip: I like to squeeze some additional fresh lemon before serving and add this program-approved Primal Kitchen Tartar Sauce too!

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp

2. Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp

This grilled shrimp recipe gives the perfect balance of smoky and citrus, which creates a zesty and mouth-watering flavor combination!

3. Grilled Asparagus And Steak Fajita Roll-Ups

Add a touch of gourmet to your grilled dinner with these asparagus and steak fajita roll-ups, full of the bold flavors of the Southwest. Try using this Lemon & Avocado Oil Aioli as a dipping option on the side.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Avocado Green Sauce

4. Pork Tenderloin with Avocado Green Sauce

This juicy pork tenderloin is SO easy to make and will have everyone at the cookout drooling. The combination of the BBQ rub with the creamy green sauce leaves every bite filled with flavor. This pairs really well with grilled asparagus!

5. Grilled Lobster Tails with Herbed Butter

Looks too good to be program approved but lucky for you; it is!  The herb garlic butter adds a delicious touch. This can also be made into a surf and turf by serving with grilled steak and greens for a full meal.

6. Grilled Chicken Kabobs

These grilled chicken kabobs are a summer classic that will have everyone asking for more. This is so easy to make and can also be baked in the oven! They are a perfect combination of tender, marinated chicken with a variety of colorful and nutritious veggies.

7. Grilled Eggplant

This grilled eggplant recipe is incredibly quick and easy to prepare and does not skimp on flavor. This goes with just about anything too! I love pairing grilled eggplant with a good, creamy dipping sauce. This Primal Kitchen Pesto Mayo is a great one and program approved!

If you find that you also battle staying committed to your goals during the summertime and want to get started losing weight, then book a discovery consultation at Awaken180° Weightloss to learn more.

For our current clients, you can find all of these recipes under the “program approved recipes” section of our online portal. You will also find “program approved groceries” like permitted hotdogs, sausages, etc. that can also help to bring along to your next summer outing!

I hope you find these quick, easy, and delicious grilling recipes helpful at your next cookout. We hope you have an amazing summer enjoying all your favorite activities while working towards your goals.