Top 5 Tips For the Healthiest BBQ

Top 5 Tips For the Healthiest BBQ

Getting ready for a BBQ this weekend? Well, I’m going to show you how to maintain your healthy habits without sacrificing any flavor

In the world of COVID-19, in-person barbecues are not always safe. Make sure to keep six feet of distance from people who are not in your immediate quarantine circle and wear masks if you are getting too close. Only have your barbeques outside and consider a virtual party – where each household makes their dish and then you eat together with a video chat or at separate tables in the same house.

Even if you don’t think you need to eat healthy food, consider those other people in your family or your friends who may be dealing with health issues, or who are trying to make positive dietary changes. Be a role model and show them that your food is both delicious and nutritious.

1. Coleslaw – Take a container of prepared coleslaw from the grocery store and add a bag of shredded cabbage and a teaspoon of pickle juice.

2. Make flavored water to serve – Don’t even bring soda to the party. Make three drinks to share with the people there – unsweetened tea with orange and mint  and flavored waters.

Click here for some great water recipes!

3. Grill fruit for dessert.

4. Make a fresh salad with some protein in it. Think a southwest quinoa salad with black beans or a Mediterranean chopped salad with chickpeas.

5. Skip the processed meats. Instead of sausages and hot dogs, choose fresh cuts of chicken or fish. Find a low sodium rub and spread it on the chicken 12 hours before grilling time. Try this recipe but leave off the sodium in the rub:

An outdoor barbeque – whether in person or done virtually – can bring families together. With a few healthy choices, you can transform your party into one that is both delicious and healthy.


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