Summer is in full swing and BBQs are being lit everywhere for the enjoyment of delectable grilled meals. But where is it written that barbecuing must necessarily equal high-calorie food?

This blog reveals how to conjure up tasty, healthy grilled dishes. Your taste buds will be pampered without sacrificing nutrition.

1. Grilled vegetable skewers with spicy marinade

Treat yourself to colourful vegetable skewers marinated in a mix of olive oil, garlic and herbs. Think pepper, courgette, mushrooms and red onion.

Rich in fibre and vitamins, this healthy option will add a flavourful twist to your barbecue feast.

2. Lean chicken breast with citrus glaze

Go for tender chicken breast marinated in a fresh and fruity citrus glaze. The sweet and sour flavours of orange and lemon add a surprising dimension to your barbecue dish, with no added sugars.

3. Salmon with fresh herb crust

Opt for a serving of healthy omega-3 fatty acids by grilling salmon with a crust of fresh herbs such as dill, parsley and lemon zest.

This crust not only adds flavour but also a beautiful presentation.

4. Veggie burgers made from grilled portobello mushrooms

For the vegetarians among us, try grilled portobello mushrooms as a base for your burger. Place them on a whole-wheat bun with lettuce, tomato and a homemade yoghurt sauce for a juicy and savoury treat.

5. Grilled watermelon salad with feta and mint

Bring sweet and savoury together in a unique summer salad. Grilled watermelon slices are combined with crumbled feta and fresh mint leaves for a refreshing and delectable experience.

6. Puffed sweet potatoes with Greek yoghurt

Forget the heavy potato salad and go for puffed sweet potatoes. Serve them with a blob of Greek yoghurt and a touch of coriander for a tasty side dish full of nutrients.

7. Grilled cauliflower steaks with spicy sauce

Cauliflower gets a trendy makeover as steaks on the grill. Drizzle them with a spicy sauce of hot peppers, garlic and lemon juice for a slightly tangy kick.

8. Grilled fruity dessert kebabs

Forget traditional desserts and go for grilled fruit kebabs. Thread pieces of pineapple, peach, banana and strawberry onto skewers and serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delectable end to your barbecue.