3 Must-Try Grilling Recipes

  • by Teva's Lift MS Team
  •   April 10, 2017

Calling all grill lovers: This By the Bite is for you!

Spring is here! As the weather warms up and fruits and veggies become more plentiful, we invite you to fire up the grill for your next meal. In this By the Bite, we’ve created an entire meal — main dish and two sides — that can be completely cooked on the grill. 

The Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Healthy Eating Guide recommends that people with relapsing MS follow a well-balanced diet consisting of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals and fluids. We want to help you make better choices by giving you step-by-step instructions to create a balanced meal.

If you have trouble making it to the store, your local grocer might be able to deliver everything you need straight to your doorstep. We also recommend making a double batch. Freeze half of what you make and heat it up for your next meal. We have a few other tips and tricks to help you save time, including six tips for healthier eating and MS-friendly food.  

Do you have any easy, go-to recipes? Share them in our comments section below. We just might feature your original recipe in our next By the Bite blog post!

As always, be sure to talk to your health care provider before making any changes to your diet.   

Honey-Cinnamon Grilled Fruit (serves four)

For the skewers, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup pineapple, cut into thick cubes
  • 1 cup watermelon, cut into thick cubes
  • 1 cup peaches, cut into thick cubes
  • 1 cup strawberries, cut into thick cubes

For the honey-cinnamon glaze, you’ll need:

  • ½ cup honey 
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

To make:

  1. Combine all glaze ingredients in a large bowl. If the honey is too thick, pop it in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds. 
  2. Toss the fruit cubes into the marinade. Thoroughly coat each piece.
  3. Carefully skewer the fruits. Leave a bit of room at the end of the skewer to make them easier to eat. 
  4. Spray or brush the grill with a light coat of oil before turning on.
  5. Heat the grill to medium-low.
  6. Grill the skewers for 2–4 minutes on each side, or until grill marks just start to form. Be careful not to overcook the fruit; it might burn. 
  7. Safely remove from the grill and enjoy!

 

Sweet and Tangy Kebabs (serves four)

For the skewers, you’ll need:

  • 4 cups mushrooms of your choice
  • 4 cups tomatoes of your choice (We recommend cherry tomatoes)
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into thick cubes
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into thick cubes
  • 2 red onions, cut into thick cubes
  • 2 green zucchini, cut into thick cubes
  • 1 lb. frozen precooked 1-inch meatballs, thawed

For the sweet and tangy marinade, you’ll need:

  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 6 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp. barbeque sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Garlic powder to taste

To make:

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Toss the peppers, onions, zucchini and meatballs into the marinade. Thoroughly coat each piece.
  3. Carefully skewer the veggies and meatballs. Make sure to leave room at each end of the skewer so they are easier to eat later.
  4. Spray or brush the grill with a light coat of oil before turning on.
  5. Heat the grill to medium-high.
  6. Grill for 8–10 minutes, or until the veggies are tender, turning occasionally. You might consider adding extra marinade if you’re feeling saucy. 
  7. Safely remove from the grill and enjoy!

 

Savory Grilled Salad (serves 4)

You’ll need:

  • 4 ears corn, husks removed
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, cut in half lengthwise
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dressing of your choice (We recommend light ranch or blue cheese)

To make:

  1. Spray or brush the grill with a light coat of oil before turning on.
  2. Heat the grill to high.
  3. Grill corn on all sides for roughly 5–8 minutes total or until some of the kernels start to blacken. Be careful; you don’t want the corn to burn.
  4. Remove the corn from the grill and set it on a plate to cool.
  5. Once the corn has cooled, slice the corn from the cob and place it in a bowl. You can do this by cutting it with a knife or corn stripper.  
  6. Dice the avocado and add it to the corn.
  7. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on the avocado-corn mixture. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on both sides of the sliced romaine.
  9. Place the romaine on the grill, cut side down, for 1–2 minutes.
  10. Flip and cook the romaine for an additional 1–2 minutes.
  11. Safely remove from the grill and place on a plate.
  12. Drizzle your favorite dressing on the romaine lettuce, top with the avocado-corn mixture and enjoy! 

All this talk about grilling made us hungry. If you feel the same, try our quick and healthy hummus or kale chips! Our recipe for honey-soy sauce pork chops is another one of our favorites, if you’re looking for something else to try on the grill.

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5 Comment(s)
  • Alice | April 10, 2017
    Thanks for these ideas; think we'll have to get the grill ready!
  • Christine Klaffka | April 11, 2017
    The Recipes That are Offered on This Page Look So Great.
    My Question is, can I Download The Recipes so I always have them?
    • Teva's Lift MS Team | May 01, 2017
      Thank you for the suggestion to include a downloadable version, Christine! We hope you'll try some of the recipes and share your feedback with the community. If you are looking for additional recipes you can find a few here: https://www.liftms.com/motivation/ms-recipes-pork-chop

      Best wishes!
  • Melissa  | April 23, 2017
    Could you please post more recipes
  • Marnita | April 25, 2017
    Looking forward to trying the recepies
  • Michael Harris | May 01, 2017
    Looks healthy and looks like it will help to eat right and help's the body.