7 Delicious and Healthy BBQ Recipes

Even if you can’t have traditional Memorial Day barbecues full of friends and family, you can still enjoy the delicious barbecue food at home! These recipes are kid-friendly, flavorful, and can be made in your backyard or kitchen. Substitute the grill with your oven’s broiler, electric indoor grill, or stove-top grill pan.  You can also use your everyday frying pan to get the same taste.

Cucumber and Pineapple Salad

This tangy and refreshing salad is the perfect side dish for a warm summer day! Chop and mix cucumbers, pineapples, and carrots – make sure you don’t waste any natural pineapple juice. Add in some salad greens and red onions and voila – a summery and light salad that everyone will love.

Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad

This pasta salad has broccoli and cherry tomatoes for a healthier kick! Add chickpeas and feta cheese for a Mediterranean-inspired twist. For more flavor, make a dressing with herbs and spices like ground pepper, garlic, and oregano.

Turkey Burgers

Say goodbye to regular burgers and hello to these delicious turkey burgers – a better source of protein than beef. Flavor your burgers with salt, pepper, onions, garlic, cumin, and any other spice you or the kids like. The juices should run clear when poked with a knife. Serve with toasted buns, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and ketchup.

Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Can’t eat your burgers without fries? Try making these oven-roasted sweet potato fries; sweet potatoes are a better-for-you substitute for regular potatoes. Cut your potatoes into thin wedges and toss with your preferred spices and salt. Arrange potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 30 mins. You’ll get a crispy texture and delicious taste – great for eating with your turkey burgers!

Grilled Chicken with Green Chiles

If you’d rather not grill up burgers, these spicy grilled chicken breasts are a delicious substitute. Simply sprinkle skinless chicken breasts with salt and chili powder before grilling or sautéing. Top with reduced-fat Cheddar cheese and diced canned green chiles. If you have fresh bell peppers or other chiles, feel free to grill these vegetables as well. Served best with a warm tortilla, lettuce, and salsa.

Frozen Fruit-Cup Popsicles

No barbecue is complete with popsicles! Make these fruit-cup popsicles at home, using molds, paper cups, or muffin tin cups. Mix in your favorite fruits with flavored yogurt and freeze in the molds for 3 hours. It’s a light and sweet way to finish the meal.

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