Guilt-Free Grilling for Labor Day!


Guilt-Free Grilling for Labor Day!

Don’t we all love celebrating Labor Day with a delicious cookout? Of course we do! But all of that greasy food can certainly set you back if you are trying to eat healthy. Here to save the day are a couple tasty, but healthy, cookout recipes! This way you can indulge in your favorite foods without the extra calories and sodium.

Mediterranean Portobello Burger
Servings: 4
Total Time: 30 min
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4 portobello mushroom caps, stems and gills removed
4 large slices country-style sourdough bread, cut in half
1/2 cup sliced jarred roasted red peppers
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped pitted Kalamata olives
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cups loosely packed mixed baby salad greens
Nutritional info (Per Serving): 301 calories; 11 g fat (2 g sat, 7 g mono); 2 mg cholesterol; 40 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 4 g fiber; 795 mg sodium; 691 mg potassium.
For cooking instructions please see preparation section here.
Deviled Eggs
Servings: 24
Total Time: 20 min
12 large hard-boiled eggs , (see Tip), peeled
1/3 cup nonfat cottage cheese
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons minced fresh chives , or scallion greens
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
Paprika , for garnish
Nutritional info (Per Serving): 34 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 71 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 3 g protein; 0 g fiber; 85 mg sodium; 31 mg potassium.
For cooking instructions please see preparation section here.
For more healthy cookout recipes and tips please visit Eating Well. (All photos courtesy of

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