Healthy Grilled Mains and Sides for Father’s Day

Grill up a killer barbecue for dad with these 14 delicious mains and side dishes.

FN Kitchens Juicy Grilled Cheeseburgers

FN Kitchens Juicy Grilled Cheeseburgers

FN Kitchens Juicy Grilled Cheeseburgers

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Give dad the best gift of all — a killer barbecue with mouthwatering sides that are good for him too. Here are tasty recipes to choose from, including meat and plant-based grill-friendly mains, plus side dishes that dad will love.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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

For the Grill

This healthy Chipotle Beer-and-Butter Shrimp Foil Pack (pictured above) is made with two of dad’s favorites: beer and butter (in moderation, of course) plus has minimal clean up.

Dad will love this Buffalo-Style Salmon with butter, hot sauce, maple syrup, paprika and a pinch of salt.

Or how about these Juicy Grilled Cheeseburgers (pictured above) made with lean ground beef and sharp Cheddar cheese. Serve with English muffins or whole grain hamburger buns.

These Sausage and Pepper Skewers made with chicken sausage, peppers, onions, and tomatoes will be the highlight of dad’s day.

Whip up this Grilled Strip Steak and Caesar Salad for a steak loving dad on his special day. Strip steak is a delicious cut of lean beef with 160 calories, 25 grams of protein, and 2.3 grams of saturated fat per 3 ounces cooked.

Dad doesn’t have to be at a restaurant to order a fancy chicken dish. Instead, make this spectacular Chicken Paillards with Herb-Tomato Salad made with chicken breast and a light tomato, tarragon, parsley, and basil salad with a drizzle of EVOO and red wine vinegar.

Have a fiesta with these Grilled Chipotle Pork Tacos with Red Slaw for less than 300 calories per serving.

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Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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

Side Dishes

Many traditional pasta salads are overloaded with calories and saturated fat. Instead, whip up this Healthy Summer Pasta Salad made with less mayonnaise and pasta, and bulked up with delicious veggies.

For a fresh spin on potato salad try this Pesto Potato Salad (pictured above) using red potatoes and a simple, homemade pesto dressing.

This delectable Grilled Panzanella is made with cucumber, tomatoes, basil, capers, grilled red onion and bell peppers and toasted pieces of bread.

What’s a barbecue without a tasty slaw? This Asian Red Cabbage Slaw with Peanuts pairs beautifully with grilled steak, fish and chicken.

Try this Lightened Up Creamy Broccoli Salad made with a combo of buttermilk and reduced-fat sour cream.

Dad won’t be able to pass up Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt and Mint. Serve on the side of any burger or grilled sandwich.

Grill up this simple Jalapeno-Lime Corn on the Cob bursting with flavors that every day will love.

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