5 Healthy Recipes For Your Next BBQ

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

3. Pork and Veggie Kebabs

porkandveggieskebabGrilled vegetables and delicious marinated pork make up this excellent summer kebab recipe. Use boneless pork and a flavorful blend of olive oil, garlic and herbs for a perfect marinade that is great for zucchini, tomatoes and summer squash as well.

Let your meat and fresh vegetables marinate for an hour before skewering and then grilling them on a gas or charcoal grill. The end result is a wonderful kebab that is high in protein with lots of vegetable fiber.

4. Portobello Burgers

portobelloburgerBeef burgers are greasy and high in fat – consider instead this Portobello burger recipe with a perfect marriage of sweet, tangy and salty flavors. This recipe calls for a garlic and vinegar marinade for the mushrooms before grilling.

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Top the Portobello mushroom with slow-cooked onions sautéed with ruby port and crumbled low-fat bleu cheese. Serve on a toasted whole-wheat bun. The final recipe is high in magnesium, potassium, vitamin C.

5. Light Baked Beans

bakedbeansBaked beans are another summer classic that might deceive you. Canned baked beans are the go-to for many people, but they are loaded with processed sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup as well as preservatives and sodium.

Luckily, there are plenty of alternative baked beans recipes like this one that use simple canned beans. By making your own sauce, you lose a ton of the calories and highly processed ingredients. Try ketchup, Dijon mustard, and a touch of brown sugar or molasses.

For even better baked beans, use herbs like rosemary or thyme. If you want a little meat, try chopping up some lean ham and stirring it throughout the dish before baking. The end product will be even more flavorful than the off-the-shelf version, and much healthier as well.

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Sources:

  • https://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/healthy-eating/healthy-summer-barbecue/grilling-recipes/
  • https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_grilling_recipes
  • https://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2008/11/vinegar_slaw
  • https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/appetite-for-adventure/agua-fresca-recipe/index.html
  • https://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2011/06/09/baked-beans-lightened-up/
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