I don’t know about you, but I don’t always have a lot of time to prepare dinner. My priorities when making a meal for my family are speed and nutrition. Healthful foods don’t have to take a long time to prepare. Using your backyard (or counter top) grill is an excellent way to provide quick cooking and nutritious meals in your home!
Try to cook all (or most) of the dishes for the meal on the grill. You can easily grill veggies like corn, asparagus, bell peppers, onions, and zucchini. Give them a brush of olive oil, and place them directly on the grill. Sear them at high heat and then move them to a cooler portion of the grill to cook for a couple of minutes. They tend to cook quickly.
Nearly any type of meat can be cooked on the grill, as well. Here’s a handy cooking guide for how long different types of meats take to cook: Meat Cooking Time Guide
Don’t forget about dessert! Fruits such as peaches, pineapple and watermelon are delicious when grilled and can be a tasty finish to a healthy, grilled summertime dinner!