Grilled to Perfection Pineapple

Calling all barbecue fanatics! Like an island paradise, this tropical dessert is utter perfection. Its unique combination of smoky, sweet, and savory flavors is too delicious to resist. This dessert is packed with bromelain—a natural anti-inflammatory and digestive aid. This nutrient has also shown to improve cardiovascular health, which is a risk factor associated with diabetes.1 Pair this higher glycemic fruit with a protein-packed yogurt to balance out the carbs. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get grilling!

Makes 3 servings
Serving Size: 2 pineapple slices + 1/3 sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients for grilled pineapple

Grilled Pineapple:

  • 1 medium pineapple

Coconut Matcha Milk:

  • 1 ½ cup whipped coconut milk
  • 1 ½ tsp matcha powder

Goji Power Yogurt:

  • ¾ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tsp goji powder

Directions for grilled pineapple

  1. Slice pineapple into 3/4” thick slices. Do not remove core.
  2. Whip either the coconut milk/matcha powder or yogurt/goji powder until ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. On the barbecue or grill pan, grill pineapple for approximately 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve with sauce topping of choice.

*Nutrition facts are based on 2 slices of pineapple with coconut sauce. Calories, carbohydrate, fat amounts are slightly less when served with the yogurt sauce.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 182
  • carbohydrate: 29g
  • fat: 7g
  • fiber: 3g
  • potassium: 210mg
  • protein: 2g
  • saturated fat: 5g
  • sodium: 44mg
Photograph by Melissa Halas. All rights reserved. Used with permission

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