Make these 10 dishes at your next BBQ for a healthy, all-day eating frenzy with tons of flavor and variety. Each dish has it’s own unique twist and is a guilt free option to put on your plate.
1. Spicy BBQ Chicken Breast
Toss 3-4 oz. cuts of chicken breast in a mix of BBQ sauce and hot sauce and throw it on the grill. Rub it with more of the sauce mix when it’s just about done cooking. That’s it!
2. Pulled BBQ Chicken Thighs
Enjoy shredded meat heaven with Pulled BBQ Chicken Thighs. Cook your chicken thighs, then using a fork shred the meat into a pile of strands. Rub that pile down with more bbq sauce and serve.
3. Jalapeno Cole Slaw
Turn some heads and turn up the heat with jalapeno cole slaw. You can get the recipe right here!
4. Spinach Pasta Salad
Carbs on carbs on carbs. That’s all BBQ side dishes every turn out to be. Mix in some raw baby spinach leaves, cooked quinoa, grape tomatoes, and dried cherries to your regular pasta salad for a healthier twist on your favorite side dish.
5. Shrimp Kabobs
Doesn’t get easier than this. Toss your shrimp in some smoky paprika & Cajun spices, stick them on a skewer with tomatoes, zucchini, steak, onions and peppers.
6. Sweet Potato Wedges
Bake your sweet potatoes first, then slice them into wedges and rub them down lightly with olive oil, sprinkle some parmesan cheese, a pinch of fresh garlic and some parsley.
Because no one ever got excited about a turkey burger. Bison burgers are a great way to enjoy a juicy burger but with a fraction of the fat, all of the taste, and none of the guilt. Put one on a toasted bun with melted reduced fat cheese, chili, roasted veggies, and/or the classic lettuce, tomato & onion.
8. Pulled Pork Tacos
9. Grilled Veggies
Corn is good, but pile on some real vegetables by roasting zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, onions and peppers to add a wide variety of flavor to your BBQ platter.
10. Boneless Rib Sandwiches
Keep an eye out for this recipe because it’s coming! Boneless Rib Sandwiches on Texas Toast topped with Mac & Cheese… This was supposed to be healthy right? Don’t fight me on this. You know you want one.