Eating healthy: simple grilled dinner

05/16/2012 at 11:33 am | Posted in mangia!, weight loss | 3 Comments
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grilled chicken dinner

This is my new favorite thing off the grill (right up there with those yummy 97% fat-free Hebrew’s National hot dogs, but that’s a post for another day).

Marc whipped up this amazing dijon-based marinade and let the chicken sit in it for hours. He can’t remember where he found the recipe, but this one comes close. It is so good you’ll want to soak you entire meal in it. Fact.

He grilled the summer squash and zucchini in foil pouches with some tomato, onion, Italian dressing and herbs. I’m not really a big fan of squash-y veggies, but they soaked up the other flavors so nicely and were seriously delicious. We finished the plates with a scoop of steamed brown rice and our favorite whole grain dinner rolls.

I’m so glad summer is almost here because that means more grilling. And more seasonal fruits and veggies. And most definitely more hot dogs (post coming soon).

What are your favorite grilled meals? I’m always on the hunt for new recipes!



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  1. I love to grill squash and zucchini like I’m about to describe, but don’t generally love them otherwise — so I thought you might enjoy this since you seem to have the same feelings about squash. Cut the squash long ways, and some what thick (so that the pieces are like “planks”). Brush them with a bit of olive oil, and sprinkle with seasoning salt. Pop them on the grill, turning once while cooking. They are cooked when they are soft all the way through, but still have a bit of a snap. Also yummy to sprinkle at the end with a bit of shredded parm or some feta.

    • Ooh! That sounds really good. Especially the part at the end about the cheese. 🙂 Will give it a shot, for sure. Thanks!

  2. That looks so yummy! I can’t wait to grill every night too. My favorite is eating out on the deck when it’s warm. The kiddos have their own picnic table and my husband and I get the bar stools and high table. So fun.

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