I am not sure about you but I love having barbecues with my friends and family during the summer. Since I live in Florida summer is basically all year so it is important that we have some balance. Or else we’re not going to looking or feeling too good!
I wanted to make this post to help you find some healthy dinner ideas for the grill. There are recipes that are low carb, vegan, bbq sauces, and even healthy sides to go with your barbecue dinner.
All of these recipes are easy and quick to make so no need to worry if you have limited time cook! If you try out any of these recipes make sure to leave a comment below letting me know which ones you made and how you liked it.
Healthy Dinner Ideas For The Grill:
Jalapeno Turkey Burgers by Marathons & Motivation
Jalapeno turkey burgers are perfect to make for a bbq if you want to add a little bit of spice. Instead of using ground beef try using turkey to lower the cholesterol and saturated fat. These delicious burgers will make you want to replace your traditional burgers.
Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Skewers by Babaganosh
If you are looking to add some seafood into your next barbecue try these grilled shrimp and vegetable skewers with chimichurri. Shrimp is very low in calories especially compared to meat so this is a perfect meal that is on the lighter side.
Grilled Steak in Beer Marinade with Salsa Fresca by A Taste for Travel
This grilled steak with a beer marinade recipe uses a salsa Fresca to put over this delicious steak. The salsa uses all fresh ingredients that pair perfectly with marinade.
Grilled Veggie Kabobs by Little Sunny Kitchen
Grilled veggie kabobs are the way to go if you are looking to make something is vegan or simply to just add some more vegetables to your barbecue. The key to this recipe is the seasonings that are used to spice up the vegetables.
Jerk Chicken by Alexis D Lee
When you are feeling a more Caribbean vibe try out this jerk chicken, it goes perfect with rice and beans! This recipe is super simple and all you need to do is making the marinade then put them on to the grill.
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan by Sumptuous Spoonfuls
Grilled eggplant parmesan is a great alternative to regular pizza if you are wanting to keep it on the healthy side. This recipe is very clean and only uses 6 ingredients.
Low Carb BBQ Recipes:
Keto Broccoli Salad by Two Sleevers
This broccoli salad is the perfect low carb side to get in some extra greens. When you think of bbq sides you probably think of mac and cheese, pasta salad, and potatoes but there are so many healthier alternatives that you can make.
Chicken Marinade with Lemon and Basil by Always Use Butter
You can use this low carb and gluten-free marinade for the grill or for baking in the oven. Meat and seafood always come out 10 times better when you marinate them for a day or for a few hours. This marinate allows the chicken to stay tender and holds so much flavor that you will not need any other sauce for on top!
Low Carb & Keto Coleslaw by Dr. Davinahs Eats
You would think that coleslaw would be naturally low carb and healthy since it is basically just cabbage. Well, you thought wrong, most coleslaw recipes are full of added sugars that make it not so low carb anymore. This recipe uses monk fruit as a natural sweetener instead of adding all of those extra sugars!
Avocado Salad by Bitz & Giggles
Avocado salad is full of different colors and flavors! I love making Caprese salads so this kind of reminds me of that but just a little bit better because who doesn’t love avocado?
Keto BBQ Baby Back Ribs by Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Ribs are a MUST when it comes to having barbecues, especially during the summertime. There are so many different recipes when it comes to making ribs but a lot of the sauces are full of unhealthy ingredients and sugars. This recipe uses a sugar-free bbq sauce and has alternatives for Coca Cola.
Healthy BBQ Sauce Recipes:
Homemade Rhubarb BBQ Sauce by Learning and Yearning
If you are looking to make your own BBQ sauce that is organic and full of delicious clean ingredients this sauce is for you. You can pour this over chicken, ribs, pork, any meat that you like to have.
Brazilian Chimichurri Sauce by I Heart Brazil
If you have been to a Brazilian steakhouse you have probably seen or tried chimichurri sauce with cilantro. This recipe is very clean because all you are using to make it is fresh herbs and spices. Chimichurri sauce goes amazing with grilled meat, especially steak. You can use this as a marinade, salad dressing, or a dipping sauce.
Raw Blender BBQ Sauce by Delicious Obsessions
This homemade BBQ sauce is gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, and soy-free. Basically, if you are looking for a sauce to replace your very unhealthy one, this is something you need to try making for your next cookout! You can pour this sauce over chicken, ribs, vegetables, or whatever you want without feeling like you just put a bunch of crap into your body.
Homemade Apricot BBQ Sauce by Salt & Lavender
Apricot BBQ sauce uses fresh apricots to make a delicious sweet and tangy flavor that pairs great with chicken. When you are sick of the same old bbq sauce taste this one is a perfect way to mix things up!
Healthy Sides for Barbecue:
Amish Potato Salad by Sweet Peas Kitchen
This potato salad is creamy and delicious making it the perfect side for any barbecue. Instead of using a bunch of ingredients that loaded with calories, this recipe uses apple cider vinegar, yellow mustard, and just a little bit of sour cream to achieve that creamy flavor.
Mexican Street Corn Salad by Pass Me Some Tasty
I LOVE Mexican street corn so when I found this recipe I was so excited to give it a try! Corn is typically very healthy for you but most street corn recipes use tons of sour cream and mayo. Instead, this recipe uses Greek yogurt and fresh herbs.
Roasted Corn Orzo Pasta by To Simply Inspire
This orzo pasta has roasted corn and cherry tomatoes that add a lot of flavor plus extra nutrients instead of just eating regular pasta. It uses fresh herbs with lemon sauce instead of using mayo. You can make this recipe in 30 minutes for the perfect side for your next barbecue.
Grilled Pineapple by Smoking Living
A lot of people have never tried pineapple on the grill and those people are definitely missing out! This pineapple recipe is sweet but also spicy making the perfect combination to go on the grill.