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Low fat summer recipes for the grill or broiler.

Grilling 101 for Low Fat Cooks
Grilling is an excellent low-fat way to cook if you know how. Once you let go of the fact that you don't have to cook steaks, burgers and hot dogs the whole time, you can grill your way to a healthy, delicious summer.

Savory Chicken Breasts
These low fat savory chicken breasts are perfect for the broiler or grill.

Lemon-Lime Pork Tenderloin
A tangy and succulent lemon lime pork tenderloin that's perfect for a week night meal or a special occasion. Best of all it's quick and easy to cook.

Broiled Portobello Mushrooms
Meaty and filling, broiled portobello mushrooms are delicious on their own with a green salad or in a whole-grain bun or pita.

Low Fat Spicy Burgers with Yogurt Dressing
Try these low fat spicy burgers with a yogurt dressing at your next cookout. Serve with whole wheat pita bread, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes for a refreshing summer supper.

Summer Kebabs
Think out side the bun and enjoy some great grilled summer food on sticks! Quick and easy to cook, kebabs are popular with kids and adults of all ages.

Low Fat Barbecued Chicken
Use skinless chicken breasts and enjoy tangy low fat barbecued chicken.

Balsamic-Dijon Chicken
A tangy balsamic-Dijon marinade makes for tangy, tender chicken breasts.

Salsa Verde
A naturally low-fat salsa verde using fresh tomatillos.

Low Fat Guacamole
Make this rich and creamy low fat guacamole and save a bunch of fat calories. How? By using peas with a smaller amount of avocado.

Barbecued Pork Chops
Succulent and lean pork loin chops broiled with a barbecue sauce.

Grilled Southwest Chicken
A quick and easy southwest grilled chicken that's succulent, flavorful, and low fat.

Low Fat Curried Fish Kebabs
Halibut or cod are ideal for these succulent, low-fat curried fish kebabs.

Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts
Succulent lemon pepper chicken breasts for a quick and easy low fat weeknight meal.

Low Fat Yogurt-Chicken Kebabs
Yogurt-chicken kebabs are perfect for spring and summer. They're simple to prepare, delicious, and low fat, of course! Simply broil or grill for 10 minutes.

Low Fat Blackened Chicken
No more ho-hum chicken. These succulent blackened chicken breasts have a Cajun-style kick.

Low Fat Lemon-Garlic Chicken
Liven up skinless chicken breasts by marinating them in a lemon-garlic yogurt-based marinade, and broiling or grilling them to succulent perfection.

Low Fat Turkey Burgers
Yes, it is possible to make moist, flavorful turkey burgers using extra-lean ground turkey. I'll show you how.

Minted Mango Halibut
A no-fat-added dish of halibut fillets topped with a hint of curry poweder and a mixture of fresh mint and mango cooked in foil packets.

Balsamic Basil Chicken
Balsamic vinegar and fresh basil add a sweetness and tang to skinless chicken breasts. Roast these chicken breasts to succulent perfection, and serve with your favorite low-fat side dish or salad.

Corn Salsa
An easy to make corn salsa that makes a perfect topping for chicken, fish or beef.

Low Fat Corn on the Cob
Bring out the flavor of corn on the cob without resorting to slathering it with butter, and enjoy a succulent, low-fat sweet vegetable treat.

Black Bean Burgers
Whether or not you're vegetarian, these low fat black bean burgers make a delicious alternative to hamburgers.

Lemon Mint Chicken
Lemon, mint and yogurt make a fabulous light marinade for skinless, boneless chicken breasts, which can be roasted, broiled or grilled to succulent perfection.

Lemon Parsley Chicken
A tasty, tangy low-fat chicken breast recipe using fresh lemon juice and parsley.

Lemon Thyme Halibut
Halibut fillets briefly marinated in lemon, orange juice, garlic and thyme, then broiled or grilled.

Mango Tomato Salsa
A naturally low-fat, refreshing combination of fresh mangoes and ripe, summer tomatoes make a delcious salsa that goes with any grilled fish or meat dishes, or as a condiment for wraps.

Classic Lemonade
Freshly squeezed lemonade, perfect for long hot summer days.

Avocado, Bean and Corn Salsa
A fresh salsa featuring heart-healthy avocado, kidney beans, corn, tomato and red onion.

Spicy Shrimp Kebabs
Low fat shrimp kebabs marinated in a spicy soy, ginger and chile sauce. Perfect for the broiler or grill.

Marinated Chicken Kebabs
A low fat recipe featuring chunks of chicken breast marinated in spicy yogurt, threaded on to skewers and grilled.

Lime-Cumin Lamb Chops
Grilled lamb loin chops brushed with a mix of lime and cumin.

Marinated Flank Steak
Flank steak makes an ideal low fat beef dish to serve for dinner. Marinating the beef tenderizes it and provides maximum flavor.

Lime-Ginger Chicken
Grilled chicken breasts marinated in a lime juice, ginger and soy sauce.

Grilled Apricot-Ginger Chicken
Grilled chicken with a tangy apricot-ginger glaze.

Lamb Chops With Mint Yogurt Sauce
These succulent lamb chops are complemented perfectly by a mint yogurt sauce, making it a wonderful low fat supper. In the summer, cook them on the grill.

Lemon and Herb Lamb Chops
Lean and tender lamb chops marinated in lemon and herbs make a simple yet delicious weeknight supper or Easter dinner. In spring, serve these lemon herb lamb chops with minted new potatoes and fresh asparagus. In summer, cook them on the grill until juicy and pink on the inside.

Halibut With Lime-Cilantro Yogurt
A wonderful low fat fish dish featuring broiled halibut fillets with a lime and cilantro yogurt dressing spooned on top.

Low Fat Asian Glazed Salmon
Salmon fillets briefly marinated in a maple-soy-ginger sauce and either broiled or grilled.

Mango-Black Bean Salsa
A fresh and naturally fat-free salsa made from mango, black beans, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and freshly squeezed lime juice.

Low Fat Cajun Shrimp Kebabs
Lean shrimp marinated in a spicy Cajun dressing and grilled or broiled on skewers.

Lemon-Herb Fish Kebabs
Chunks of firm white fish, such as cod or halibut, marinated in lemon and herbs, then threaded on to skewers for grilling or broiling.

How to Make Low Fat Burgers
You don't have to give up beef in your burgers. Find out how to make moist, flavorful low fat burgers using lean and extra-lean ground beef.

Low Fat Southwestern Burgers
Enjoy these low fat Southwestern burgers made with extra-lean ground beef, black beans, jalapeno, cumin and cilantro.

Low Fat Burgers
Extra-lean ground beef forms the base for these low fat burgers. Adding onion, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce to the mix help keep these burgers moist.

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts marinated in lemon, garlic and cumin yogurt.

Low Fat Fish Tacos
A flavorful, low fat fish dish comprising chunks of marinated baked (or broiled) white fish, such as halibut or cod, served on warm corn tortillas.

Fresh Salsa
Naturally low fat, this freshly prepared salsa makes a wonderful change from the bottled variety. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Peach Salsa
A fresh, zesty salsa featuring ripe, yellow peaches, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice.

Low Fat Summer Grilling and Picnics
Summer time means grilling season and picnics. All those burgers and generous helpings of potato salad can pack on the pounds. Here are some ideas for enjoying low fat grilling and cookouts.

Chicken Salad Wrap
A lower-fat grilled-chicken wrap that's perfect for a summer's evening supper with a chilled glass of white wine.

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