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Diabetic Recipes: Healthy Grilling Favorites

From must-try marinades to the best burgers, these sizzling grilling recipes are packed with flavor while keeping carbs, calories, and fat in check. Our hot-off-the-grill dinners, lunches, and sides are yummy and healthful choices for your next cookout.

Thai Turkey Burgers

Thai seasoning is a blend that is reminiscent of the classic flavors of Thai cooking. The ingredients vary widely by brand but often include garlic, coriander, onion, cilantro, and pepper. Look for it at food specialty stores or larger supermarkets.

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Grilled Vegetable Pitas

Perfect for outdoor dining, these pitas filled with fiber-rich grilled vegetables and tangy feta cheese boast only 200 calories per serving.

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Grilled Fish with Garlic Marinade

This restaurant-worthy marinade is featured with grilled fish -- but it also works with poultry, beef, or pork. Enjoy this low-carb recipe with a side of your favorite summer veggies.

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Grilled Chicken and Creamy Corn

A serving of this delicious grilled dinner has 29 grams of protein and fewer than 300 calories, making it a healthful option for a diabetic meal plan.

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Grilled Salmon Salad Nicoise

A light and fresh lemon vinaigrette tops this sophisticated low-carb salad that features salmon, hard-cooked eggs, new potatoes, and cherry tomatoes.

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Onion Ponzu

Sweet juices from pineapple and agave nectar infuse the ponzu sauce for this lean steak dish with a citrusy flavor.

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Grilled Jamaican Jerk Fish Wraps

The colorful combo of fresh spinach, tomato, and mango complements the jerk-seasoned fish in these yummy grilled wraps that boast 11 grams of fiber and 29 grams of protein per serving.

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Grilled French Bread

This easy-grilling bread is a healthier alternative to traditional garlic bread because it uses only a little oil and snipped fresh parsley or chives instead of calorie-laden butter and cheese.

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Grilled Vegetable Platter

Grilled veggies marinated in balsamic vinegar are a delicious, diabetes-friendly choice. Add lean meat and another nonstarchy side for a complete meal your family will love.

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Grilled Vegetable Burrito

Grilled fresh veggies are wrapped in a whole grain tortilla and topped with a fresh cilantro pesto in this hearty meatless meal. Pair it with your favorite salsa for a healthy dish with zip.

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Grilled Pork and Peach Salad

Forget heating up the kitchen! Just grill the peaches and pork, and then toss with greens for quick and easy dinner. A serving of this sweet and savory salad has just 207 calories and 20 grams of carb.

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Grilled Steak and Corn with Heirloom Tomatoes

Sirloin steak gets a flash of flavor from fresh sage and a sprinkling of blue cheese in this mouthwatering diabetic recipe. Just fire up the grill and enjoy!

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Grilled Fennel-Cumin Lamb Chops

Rub fresh garlic and spices on succulent lamp chops to bring Mediterranean flavors to this low-carb recipe. Add fresh greens for a complete healthy meal.

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Chicken with Yellow Pepper-Olive Grilled Salsa

Looking for a quick, easy, and flavorful option for dinner tonight? This grilled chicken recipe has just six ingredients and only 229 calories and 10 grams of carb per serving. Enjoy!

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Fiery Southwestern Seafood Skewers

Shrimp and scallops pair well with onion and zucchini in these spicy-hot grilled kabobs. Serve them for appetizers or as a light main dish.

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Grilled Breadsticks

These grilled breadsticks are restaurant-worthy with just a fraction of the calories and fat you would find while dining out. Throw them on the grill for a few minutes and enjoy!

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Grilled Chili Burgers

Take your burgers to the next level with seasoned ground beef and pork burgers topped with a spicy chimichurri sauce and served on a pita. Bonus: The burgers will be on the table in just 30 minutes!

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Cuban-Style Swordfish

With both grilling and broiling options, this fish-and-salsa medley updated for you makes a fantastic summer-fresh meal any time of year.

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Ginger Chicken Kabobs

To snip cilantro or any fresh herb in a flash, put the leaves in a glass measuring cup and use kitchen shears to snip them into tiny pieces.

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Indian Beef Patties with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

The cool, low-fat cucumber sauce is a delicious way to tame these fiery mint- and cumin-spiked ground meat patties without derailing your daily meal plan.

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Kiwi Chicken Tostadas

Look for baked tostada shells in the Mexican food section of your supermarket.

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Apricot Chicken Kabobs

Apricot spreadable fruit and jerk seasoning team up to give these chicken skewers a tantalizing zing. Another time, try strawberry spreadable fruit.

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Grilled Turkey Burgers

Be sure to choose ground turkey breast instead of regular ground turkey, which may be a mixture of white and dark meat. If your store doesn't stock ground turkey breast, ask the butcher to grind 12 ounces of turkey breast.

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Peppered Ribeye Steaks with Grilled Sweet Peppers

To cut down on time in the kitchen, rub the meat with the paprika mixture and start it chilling while you prepare the grilled peppers.

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Grilled Gingered-Melon Kabobs

Other varieties of melon, such as Persian or crenshaw, also taste terrific in these gingered skewers.

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