5 Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Bobby Flay's Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken For Summer Healthy Grilling as seen on Food Network

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Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Summertime means chowing down on hamburgers and pasta salad at cookouts and big bowls of ice cream to beat the heat. It’s all fantastic and delicious until you wake up Monday morning and realize you are actually craving lighter fare that won’t leave you feeling heavy and bloated. Enjoy these five easy-to-make weeknight dinners that won’t wreck your beach bod and, best of all, take less than an hour to get on the table.

P.S. If you’ve already got the grill going, you may as well make your sides on there as well — try grilled veggies, corn on the cob or sweet potato fries to round out your healthy meals.

No marinade necessary for this delicious chicken, just brush a balsamic-honey mixture over the chicken breasts as you grill. Make it look like you know what you’re doing with a frozen pea-based sauce for serving on the side.

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Antonis Achilleos

It’s quick, it’s easy and everyone will love this better-for-you take on the Taco Tuesday classic.

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Antonis Achilleos

Mid-week dinners don’t have to be boring. Make a Thai-style cold noodle salad topped with grilled skirt steak for a quick meal that tastes like take-out, but without the extra calories.

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Although the name sounds decadent, this foil pack dinner is only 300 calories per serving. Sealing the ingredients in aluminum foil before grilling keeps the juices in and makes a sauce that is perfect for pouring over rice.

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Andrew Purcell

Bulk up starchy sides like couscous with vegetables to fulfill your carb craving without putting too much on your plate. Pork tenderloin cooks in just a few minutes on the grill when you cut in half and then pound out the meat.

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