Healthy BBQ Recipes for Memorial Day
Memorial Day is the perfect opportunity to show off your healthy cooking skills! The sunny weather is just begging for a backyard get-together.
But the most popular BBQ foods tend to be less than nutritious. Hamburgers are always a crowd-pleaser, but may not be so conducive to your efforts to eat healthy. They tend to have a higher calorie count than an appropriate meal size, the meat itself is high in saturated fats, and there are very few vegetables involved.
But there are plenty of healthy alternatives with lots of fruits, vegetables, and healthy meat alternatives that you can serve up for dinner and even dessert. Here are 10 different ways to mix up your BBQ playbook and impress your friends on Memorial Day, with links to recipes!
Grilled Fish Tacos with Lime Cabbage Slaw
Fish tacos at home! Choose from tilapia, cod or mahi mahi fillets to grill up in the backyard.
Grilled Peaches with Honey and Yogurt
Looking for a healthy dessert for Memorial Day? Look no further! Pair these grilled peaches with some frozen yogurt for the perfect backyard dessert.
Zucchini and Cauliflower Skewers with Feta
You’ll need a spiralizer for this one. But it’s definitely worth the effort! You can even try spiralizing other vegetables, like sweet potatoes, carrots, or beets.
Easy BBQ Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Salmon is one of the best sources of protein with zero grams of carbs, but packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken
A delicious twist on BBQ chicken! Not to mention, chicken is a great source of protein that does wonders for your heart health, as opposed to other red meats that are high in saturated fats.
Don’t shy away fruit throwing fruit and vegetables on the BBQ. And this turkey burger is a great source of lean protein!
Pesto Quinoa Salad Bowl with Grilled Tofu
The tofu, zucchini and kale can all be grilled on the BBQ! Tofu is fantastic alternative to meat and is actually the only plant-based protein that contains all your essential amino acids.
Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Kabobs
Add a spicy kick to the classic BBQ shrimp kabobs and get a healthy dose of protein while you’re at it.
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger
Cut out some of the saturated fats and harmful chemicals found in hamburger meat. These burgers are also a great vegetarian or vegan alternative to regular hamburgers.
Honey-Glazed Grilled Watermelon
That’s right! You can even grill watermelon. But make sure to keep a close eye on these guys as they only need 5 minutes on the BBQ.
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