Must-Try Healthy Grilling Recipes

Nothing says summer like breaking out your grill! Seriously, grilling anything makes it taste better! But if you're tired of the same old hot dogs and hamburgers, try one of these recipes out at your next backyard get-together (we're particular fans of the grilled lobster tails--so good!).

Try this flavorful curry turkey burger today!Try this flavorful curry turkey burger today!1. Curry turkey burger: This burger recipe is packed with flavor so you won't need to load it up with calorie-rich condiments like cheese, mayo, or ketchup.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes

1/2 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 to 2 tablespoons Thai Kitchen® Red Curry Paste
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 pound ground turkey
4 hamburger or crusty rolls
lettuce, tomato, and chutney (optional)

Mix bell pepper, green onions, cilantro, red curry paste, garlic, ginger, and sea salt in medium bowl until well blended. Add ground turkey; mix well. Shape into 4 patties.

Grill over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until burgers are cooked through (internal temperature reaches 165°F).

Serve burgers on rolls with toppings and condiments as desired.

Nutrition score per serving:
Calories: 339
Fat: 11g
Saturated fat: 3g
Protein: 29g
Carbohydrates: 31g
Cholesterol: 91mg
Sodium: 668mg
Fiber: 2g
Calcium: 135mg
Iron: 2mg

Recipe courtesy of Thai Kitchen.

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Grilled lemony lobster...delicious!Grilled lemony lobster...delicious!2. Light and lemony grilled lobster recipe: Nothing says summer like lobster! Round out this all-American meal with an ear of grilled corn on the cob and a few sliced of grilled pineapple.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus 1 hour rest
Cook time: 8 minutes

¼ cup white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons melted butter (or butter substitute)
1 tablespoon minced or crushed garlic
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
Salt & Pepper
4 lobster tails

In a microwave safe bowl, add all ingredients except butter, whisk, and let sit 1 hour (or more). Add butter and microwave 1 minute or until butter is melted. Whisk or stir to combine.

To prepare lobster tails: Rinse tails in cool water. With a large, sharp knife, "butterfly" the tails (cut the flesh down the middle, lengthwise, keeping the tail intact). If needed, use kitchen shears to cut through the shell down the same line as your butterfly cut. Baste generously, let sit 5-10 minutes.

Preheat grill to about 400 degrees. Lay tails, flesh side down, grill 3 to 4 minutes. Flip over. Pour rest of baste on top and close grill lid. Grill 3 to 4 minutes more. Remove and serve immediately.

Nutrition score per serving:
Calories: 218
Fat: 7.4g
Saturated fat: 3.9g
Protein: 25g

Recipe courtesy of Kelly Anderson, Certified Chef & Culinary Consultant. Owner of, a resource for fun, healthy recipes for families.

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Forget barbecue sauce on this flame-grilled chili flank steak!Forget barbecue sauce on this flame-grilled chili flank steak!3. Flame-licked chili flank steak: Skip the sugar-laden barbecue sauce and let chili paste (with just 2 grams of sugar per tablespoon) give your steak a kick! If you manage to have any leftovers, slice remaining steak for a Thai-inspired salad the next day.

Serves: 8
Prep time: 5 minutes
Refrigerate: 30 minutes
Cook time: 16 minutes

2 tablespoons Thai Kitchen® Roasted Red Chili Paste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon black peppercorns, crushed
1 tablespoon cumin seed, crushed
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
2 pounds flank steak
Fiery Thai Salsa, optional (recipe follows)

Mix red chili paste, oil, peppercorns, cumin seed and sea salt in small bowl. Coat steak evenly on both sides with mixture.

Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.

Grill steak over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices.

For the Salsa:
Mix 1 large ripe mango, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped, 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 2 tablespoons Thai Kitchen® Sweet Red Chili Sauce, and 1 teaspoon minced garlic in a large bowl until well blended. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition score per serving:
Calories: 194
Fat: 10g
Saturated fat 3g
Protein: 24g
Carbohydrates: 2g
Cholesterol 68mg
Sodium 348mg
Calcium 33mg
Iron 2g

Recipe courtesy of Thai Kitchen.

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