30+ Real Food Grilling Ideas

By Polly

This round-up is full of easy, family-friendly, and mostly real food recipes that you can throw on the grill in no time.

collage image of grilling recipes.

There are so many grilling recipes on the web, but it’s hard to find real food grilling recipes. You know, the whole food kind with ingredients that don’t involve a seasoning pack or bottle of marinade from the store that’s full of preservatives and additives. We’ve got you covered with over 30 Real Food Grilling Recipes.

If you like to prep your grilling recipes in advance, be sure to grab our cookbook for 75+ thoroughly tested make-ahead meals that your family will love! Take a peek below at what to expect. You won’t believe all of these healthy, family-friendly meals can be frozen for later.

Now, time to get grilling! Pin these for later or make one tonight.

30+ Real Food Grilling Recipes

Southwest Grilled Chicken Kabobs

For juicy, tender bite-sized chicken that will please a crowd try these Southwest Grilled Chicken Kabobs.

Firecracker Asian Grilled Salmon

Firecracker Asian Salmon - A healthy and deeply flavorful marinated fish recipe.

Grilled Salmon Burgers with Avocado Salsa from Laughing Spatula

Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches

Create the ultimate chicken sandwiches for any weeknight by prepping and freezing all the components ahead of time. This well-seasoned, versatile grilled chicken also works to top pasta or salads.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs from Cooking Classy

Balsamic Herb Grilled Chicken

Balsamic Herb Grilled Chicken is moist, tender, and packed with flavor through and through! My go-to marinade from now on!

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Jane’s Grilled Peaches

From Freezer to Table Cookbook

Mediterranean Shrimp

Mini Italian Burgers

Greek Turkey Burgers with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce by The Lemon Bowl

Greek Turkey Burger with Greek Tzatziki Sauce - The Lemon Bowl

Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza by Joyful Healthy Eats

Grilled Pork Adobo by Try Anything Once

Garlic Honey Chicken Kabobs

Garlic honey chicken kabob marinade

Grilled Pineapple, Chicken, and Avocado Salad by Gimme Some Oven

Grilled Pineapple, Chicken & Avocado Salad | gimmesomeoven.com

Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowl

Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls - A healthy and filling dinner idea for everyone!

Learn to prepare delicious, healthy, stress-free meals for the family that go from freezer to table in no time!

Chicken Pesto Pasta (“Green Alien” Pasta)

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Grilled Corn Fresh Summer Salad by Kelly the Kitchen Kop

Grilled Corn Fresh Summer Salad

Barbecued Lime Shrimp and Corn from MyRecipes

Barbecued Lime Shrimp and Corn

Grilled Fish Provencal by The Nourishing Home

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas by Skinny Taste

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas – I make these indoors on my little grill pan, super easy and delish!

Grilled Pork Chops, Peaches, and Red Onions by 5 Dollar Dinners

The Perfect Grilled Steak

Grilled BLT Pizza by The Lily Pad Cottage

Grilled BLT pizza recipe with avocado dressing

Grilled Sirloin Steak Kabobs

Tropical Chicken Burger by Laughing Spatula

The Best Grilled Ribs at My Recipes

Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad by Two Peas & Their Pod

Grilled Asparagus by The Happy Housewife

Easy Grilled Vegetables by Gimme Some Oven

Southwest Chicken Bacon Wraps

Killer Homemade BBQ Sauce

Quick and Easy Marinade by Southern Bite

The Best Freezer Meal Resource

Although we love the recipes from our blog like the ones above, we actually spent over a year painstakingly developing, testing, and retesting over 75 new, freezer-friendly recipes for our cookbook called From Freezer to Table (Rodale Books).

From Freezer to Table Cookbook

All of the recipes in From Freezer to Table are delicious, made from whole foods, are easy to prepare, and can be made fresh or frozen for later. Plus, every recipe includes freezer meal instructions. Our cookbook is a beautiful resource you will pull out again and again! (Scroll below for a sneak peek of a few favorites from the book.)

Shrimp Curry Bowls might just be my (and my 8-year-old daughter’s) favorite recipe in the whole book. Get ready for a Thai party in your mouth…

Shrimp Curry Bowls from From Freezer to Table Cookbook. Order book at fromfreezertotable.com today!

Is breakfast your thang? We’ve got tasty whole foods breakfasts that will be waiting for your family on those hurried mornings. The Chocolate Zu-Nana Waffles are a guaranteed kid-favorite…

Chocolate Zu-Nana Waffles from From Freezer to Table cookbook. Order today at www.fromfreezertotable.com.

And Mixed Berry Scones, made with whole wheat and all good-for-you ingredients, will knock your socks off and start your day off right…

Mixed Berry Scones from From Freezer to Table cookbook. Order your copy today at www.FromFreezerToTable.com.

Last but not least, you’ll find family favorites that are quick and easy for weeknights but work just as well for dinner guests. Crispy Chicken with Lemony Butter Sauce is an elegant and mouth-watering meal you’ll make again and again…

Crispy Chicken with Lemony Butter Sauce from From Freezer to Table cookbook. Order your copy today at www.FromFreezerToTable.com.

In From Freezer to Table, we also teach you how to make freezer cooking a lifestyle either on your own or with friends, so that you can enjoy healthy, stress-free meals around the table with your loved ones. Order your copy today.Learn to prepare delicious, healthy, stress-free meals for the family that go from freezer to table in no time!

What kind of containers do you store freezer meals in?

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We recommend using a BPA-free container or dish. While it may be easier to buy the disposable Glad ovenware containers, it really makes sense to stock up on some quality, safe dishes that you can bake AND store in. After searching long and hard, we highly recommend and use these containers below. We both have collected a huge stash of them over the years!

8 inch Square Glass Baking Dish with Lid
What should I freeze meals in? Here are some of the best freezer containers we have found!

3 Quart Glass Baking Dish with Lid

Looking for the best container to store freezer meals in? Look no further! Here are the best freezer containers that we can find.

Here is a picture of them in use.

Baked Penne Pasta Recipe--Freezer Friendly!-10

A few reasons I like these:

  1. Glass is a natural, non-porous material.
  2. Glass cookware doubles as food storageware.
  3. Glass is easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
  4. The clear lid allows easy visibility to your food.
  5. Because they are oven and microwave proof, you can cook, heat, and store your food all in one dish.
  6. Flat top allows for easy stacking.
  7. They are VERY affordable.

Get yours now!

Help with Family Dinner Time

Lastly, if you’re recipe hunting, my guess is that you value time with your people around the table. To maximize that precious time you have together, we have created Table Talk Cards. Each set of 40 questions was designed with a specific age group in mind: Preschool, Elementary, or Tweens & Teens. I have no doubt that having these at your dinner table would spark some great conversation. Learn more about Table Talk Cards here!Table Talk Cards


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