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Hot off the Grill: Healthy Recipes for a Summer Barbecue

An easy slim-down trick? Fire up the barbecue. These seven delicious recipes trim calories and fat while kicking up the flavor.
Soy-Lime Scallops With Leeks Soy-Lime Scallops with Leeks

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes
Grill: 8 minutes

1 pound fresh or frozen sea scallops
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
4 baby leeks, rinsed well and trimmed
8 medium scallions
1 medium lime, halved

1. Thaw scallops, if frozen. Rinse and pat dry. For marinade, combine soy sauce and rice vinegar in a small bowl; set aside.

2. Place scallops, leeks, and scallions in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Add marinade. Seal bag; turn to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

3. Discard marinade. Place leeks, scallops, scallions, and lime halves (cut sides down) on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill 8 to 10 minutes, turning scallops and vegetables occasionally.

4. To serve, top veggies with scallops. Squeeze limes over the top.

Nutrition facts per serving: 130 calories, 20g protein, 9g carbohydrate, 1g fat (0g saturated), 1g fiber