Skinny Fruit Salad

Summer is finally here! That means it’s time to take the cover off the grill and enjoy some outdoor barbecues. To get creative with the meals you cook, hold off on the hot dogs and burgers tonight, and try out some of these delicious fruit recipes! From side dishes to desserts, these fruits are much more fun to cook than you might have thought!

Skinny Grilled Pineapple Chicken Sandwich: This yummy sandwich may only call for a few ingredients, but it packs big flavor with the sweetness of the pineapple and the bold flavor of the Teriyaki sauce. This will definitely be a family favorite at your house this summer. Click here to get the full recipe.

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Grilled Fruit Skewers: Now this is heaven! Compile all of your favorite fruits on to one skewer, throw on some angel food cake and toss them on the grill until they are perfectly golden brown. (via Shanty 2 Chic)

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Photo Credit: Shanty 2 Chic

Grilled Plum Ricotta Flatbread: Here’s a fruit that most people forget to buy. Plums are packed with juicy flavor in every bite, and they’re even better on the grill. Add some ricotta cheese, arugula and a drizzle of balsamic glaze on a tortilla, and you’ve made a delicious flatbread!  (via Seasonal Potluck)

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Grilled Peaches with Honey and Yogurt: Talk about the perfect summer fruit! This grilled peaches recipe is a healthy dessert that is easy to make for a backyard BBQ with the neighbors. If you need your ice cream fix, top it with low-fat ice cream instead. (via Skinny Taste)

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Grilled Apricots with Goat Cheese: This recipe is a fabulous looking appetizer dish that will really get those taste buds rocking. Grilling the apricots really brings the flavors to life, and adding the goat cheese and honey are great additions to this delicious bite-sized appetizer. (via Bucataria Familiei Mele)

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Grilled Mango and Spicy Cabbage Spring Rolls: This delicious little side dish is the perfect appetizer to throw on the grill. The sweetness of the grilled mango, mixed in with the cabbage, peppers and onions, is the perfect combination for a light and tasty treat. (via Naturally Ella)

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Grilled Pineapple Chicken and Avocado Salad: This fresh salad makes for an awesome lunch that will have you feeling light on your feet and completely satisfied. The grilled pineapple tossed with onions, avocado, blueberries and honey garlic vinaigrette, make a seamless summer salad. (via Gimme Some Oven)

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Grilled Banana S’more Boats: Now here’s a dessert for you and your kids. This banana boat delight is super easy to make, not to mention a super quick clean up. This campfire treat is filled with gooey marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers, and makes for the perfect ending to a summer night. (via Sweet Treats and More)

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Citrus Beef Skewers with Grapefruit and Garlic: It’s time to fire up the grill and throw on the skewers. This meaty dish is perfect for a summer night and has the fabulous flavors of tomatoes, grapefruit and peppers in every bite. (via Rachel Cooks)

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Photo Credit: Rachel Cooks

Grilled Peaches on Pound Cake: Is your mouth watering from looking at this delicious treat yet? Ours sure is! This is one that both you and your kids will love. To make this yummy goodness a little healthier, try using honey instead of caramel! (via Pint Sized Baker)

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Photo Credit: Pint Sized Baker

So if you’ve been reserving that grill just for burgers and steak, it’s time to try the lighter side of grilling. With so many amazing recipes to choose from, you just can’t go wrong.