Summer on the Central Coast means grilling in your own backyard! If you’re keeping it healthy, here are 2 main dishes for the grill that keep it lighter. So invite some friends over, fire up the grill and chill some drinks…it’s going to be a great weekend!
First up, burgers. I love burgers, but eating a whole burger at a restaurant leaves me feeling bloated and puffy. So, I’ve learned to make them at home, and make them a bit healthier by adding fresh spinach or Swiss chard. And still delicious by adding feta cheese!
And maybe some bacon.
Always consider adding bacon to your burger, or to your other side dishes! Adding bacon is the single easiest way to make everything more scrumptious. Check out these 5 ways to add bacon to your backyard BBQ and get ready for a crowd.
More Healthy Grilling
For more healthy grilling (and pescatarians) try this Marinated Swordfish with Avocado Butter! It’s one of the easiest, most delicious fish recipes we’ve tried. You can cook it in the oven or on the grill, and it’s super impressive to your guests.
Yummy Kale Burger
- 1 lb. ground beef or mix in any amount of gorund turkey, pork, lamb, etc.
- 1 bunch fresh spinach or Swiss chard
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- Salt + Pepper
- Worcestershire sauce
- Chop the spinach or Swiss chard and sautée over medium heat until slightly wilted. Set aside to cool while you place the meat in a large bowl and season with S+P and 1 or 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce. Add feta cheese and greens and mix well with your hands.
- Divide into patties and grill to desired temperature. Top with anything you like, but here in California, we can’t skip the avocado.
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