Summer time is grilling time! By the end of July, you’ve probably had your fill of grilled corn on the cob and stuffed bell peppers.  Fear not, the grill master may have missed a few options for your dinner menu. Here are 11 foods you never thought to throw on the grill:Summer time is grilling time! By the end of July, you’ve probably had your fill of grilled corn on the cob and stuffed bell peppers.  Fear not, the grill master may have missed a few options for your dinner menu. Here are 11 foods you never thought to throw on the grill:

  1. Peaches – There is no better way to feed your sweet tooth than with a fresh slice of fruit! Cut a piece in half and lightly brush with olive oil. Grill for a few minutes on each side until soft and charred. Enjoy with a scoop of all-natural vanilla frozen yogurt for a peaches and cream delight!
  2. Watermelon – Skip the drip and toss it on the grill. Cover in olive oil and cook for three minutes. Flip and repeat. Serve with a pinch of salt and squeeze of citrus.
  3. Meatballs – These savory dinner specialties can be cooked right on your grill! Simply cover and cook for 3-4 minutes, roll them over and repeat on the other side. Throw them on a sub or in your favorite pasta!
  4. Asparagus – The year-round go-to veggie. Using thick asparagus, brush lightly with olive oil and add a bit of salt and pepper. Wrap in tin foil and grill for about ten minutes.
  5. Mozzarella – Craving grilled cheese? Skip the bread and go for the mozzarella stick option. Slather a thick slice of mozzarella in egg batter, cover in bread crumbs and cook for a few minutes on each side. When the cheese begins to melt, remove from the grill. Drizzle a little marinara sauce on top and enjoy!
  6. Rice – Seriously? Oh yes! Roll a handful of white rice (sticky sushi rice works best) into balls (about the size of a golf ball) and brush with olive oil. Place on the grill for five minutes on both sides for a crunchy texture!
  7. Berries – Grill these up for a berry-delicious treat! Juice one lemon and mix with a tablespoon of stevia or honey. Add raspberries and blueberries and seal the mixture in aluminum foil. Cook over medium heat for ten minutes before serving over a spoonful of Greek yogurt or healthy frozen yogurt.
  8. French Fries – You can enjoy French fries without all the grease and fat! Cut a few potatoes into wedges, add a little olive oil and seasoning (try paprika for a spicy kick!) before throwing them on the grill for fifteen minutes, turning periodically.
  9. Clams or Oysters – Don’t let shellfish on the grill scare you. The process isn’t quite as fishy as most people think! Just brush olive oil on cleaned shells and cook over high heat for a few minutes. You’ll know when they’re ready to slurp up because the shells will pop right open!
  10. Iceberg Lettuce – Super tasty foundation for a salad ensemble! Wash and cut a head of lettuce in half and add directly to the grill. Cook each side for a few minutes until grill marks show. Add veggies of your choice and dress with a savory vinaigrette.