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8 Scrumptiously Delicious & Healthy Recipes Everyone will Love at a Barbecue

Summer is here, and you probably notice the abundance of barbecues and potlucks you are getting invited to at everyone’s house. These are fun and great conversations with your friends and family, but they are wreaking havoc on your diet, and you may be noticing that you are starting to gain some weight or lose some firmness.

The problem with all these get-togethers is straightforward – the food. Everyone is always grilling hotdogs and hamburgers and siding them with potato chips, potato or macaroni salads, and ice cream. The calories in these meals alone will ruin anyone’s diet.

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Don’t worry; it does not mean you must stop attending or hosting these shindigs, but you need to plan the meals and sides better to have healthy food. Below are eight foods you can make or bring when you attend a barbecue.

Steak Tacos

            Steak tacos with corn tortillas are one of the yummiest and healthiest main dishes you can make, and there will be plenty to go around.

Fruit Tray

            Pick your favorite fruits and make a fun and colorful platter for your next outing.

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Veggie Tray

            Grab some carrots, snap peas, celery, grape tomatoes, and anything else you love, and make a delicious tray. Don’t forget the dressing for dipping.

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Rich and Creamy Keto Salad

A creamy low-carb coleslaw with only seven ingredients! A simple homemade keto coleslaw dressing pairs with crunchy cabbage, broccoli, and jicama.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

          These Paleo, Whole30 + Keto grilled cauliflower steaks are likely to be your new favorite way to eat cauliflower.

Smoky corn & avocado salsa

          Here is an excellent salsa to pair with your steak tacos or another main dish.

Healthy BBQ Beans

          A great recipe that will go great alongside any main dish.

Grilled Fruit Salad

          Have you tried grilling fruit yet? It is so delicious! Bring this Paleo + Whole30 grilled fruit salad to your next gathering to make you look like a pro!

These recipes will help you enjoy your summer and keep off the extra unhealthy calories you don’t want. Don’t forget to drink lots of water as it will help to ease unnecessary hunger and keep you from overindulging.

Amanda Jordan
Author/Fitness Trainer

About Amanda Jordan

Amanda Jordan is a writer, specializing in fitness for women, especially those just beginning their fitness journey. She combines life as a freelance writer with teaching effective meal planning and targeted exercise routines. Amanda has firsthand knowledge of what life is like being overweight and unhealthy. Through many means, she has personally lost over 80 pounds and become a healthy woman.

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