Build A Healthier BBQ Meal
With the summer sunshine comes the summer BBQ season! Filled with the sweet smell of the grill and all the delicious foods that come with it! While not every grilled meal ranks high on the healthy scale, there are healthier options you can choose to make your summer BBQ a little healthier without sacrificing flavor!
Ditch The Buns
Whether you are having a burger or a hot dog, ditching the bun is an easy way to cut empty calories without cutting out the flavor! Opt for a “bun” made out of grilled sweet potatoes or a simple lettuce wrap for your burger! That extra veggie will not sacrifice flavor but will save you on calories!
Bring Your Own Healthy Dish
While BBQ’s may be all about the meat, that doesn’t mean that you can’t bring your own healthy option. Whether you throw together a delicious hummus plate with cucumbers and carrots or toss together a veggie filled quinoa salad, you have options!
Being outdoors on a summer day will easily dehydrate you. By staying hydrated will also leave you feeling full so you don’t reach for those chips or overindulge in desserts!
Stick With Turkey Over Beef
Replace burgers with turkey burgers and opt for turkey sausages instead of beef hot dogs. This simple swap will save on calories but won’t skimp on flavor!
Make Mixed Drinks
Instead of reaching for a beer that is both heavy and full of empty calories, opt for a mixed drink option. Keep an eye on sugar-filled fruit juices here. However, making a refreshing fizzy water and alcohol based cocktail can be delicious! Add in a fruit skewer and you will be set with the perfect summer drink!
Summertime BBQ’s are a time to socialize, to be outside and enjoy the days of sunshine you have with family and friends. Don’t let a BBQ tanks your health and wellness goals. With just a few simple swaps you can find your way to a healthier BBQ in no time!