Backyard barbecues help give summer that magical feeling. There’s something about bonding with friends and family over good food, drinks, and laughter that makes a great memory. Unfortunately, indulging in that delicious food can lead to extra pounds that stick around as long as the memory.
Of course, nobody wants to forgo taste or avoid get togethers in order to be healthy. Luckily, you don’t have to make any such sacrifices. There are plenty of ways to serve healthy, mouth-watering food at your next barbeque. Here are some great recipes we found that you might want to try:
Salmon Burgers with Avocado Sauce
Traditional hamburgers can be found at almost any backyard barbecue. Why not shake things up a bit and serve up a new, healthier kind of burger?
This salmon burger packs a punch of flavor while also providing you with healthy omega-3 fats. The avocado sauce gives you an extra dose of folate and vitamin B! Give this recipe a go by clicking here.
Grilled Corn with Chipotle Lime Butter
Corn is the perfect summer side dish. Putting it on the grill, as opposed to boiling it, allows corn to keep its awesome flavor and just enough crunchiness. Add a little zest with this chipotle lime butter, and you have yourself a winning side dish that your guests won’t even realize is healthy. Click here to try this recipe
Healthier Deviled Eggs
What would a potluck be without deviled eggs? Those creamy, tangy appetizers are a hit at any party. However, full fat mayo and egg yolk make deviled eggs sneakily unhealthy. Check out this improved version, which is so yummy nobody will be able to tell the difference!
Still trying to get your recommended servings of vegetables in every day? Grilled veggies are the way to go. With the help of spices and olive oil, the grill can bring out the best flavor in any vegetable.
The juicier, fuller flavor is likely to make you fall in love with vegetables again. Who knows; your kids could even learn to like them. Not sure where to start? Try this basic recipe first.
Dark Chocolate Banana S’mores
Nothing wraps up a perfect summer evening like a delicious s’more. This crunchy, gooey dessert is a well-loved favorite for many reasons. However, it’s no surprise that all that sugar can get unhealthy quickly!
This recipe swaps out milk chocolate for the healthier dark chocolate, and adds sweet bananas in place of marshmallows. With great taste and less sugar, these s’mores are sure to make everyone happy. Get the recipe here.
What delicious ways will you make your next backyard barbecue healthier? Will you try any of these recipes? Let us know! For more healthy living tips and recipes, follow NurseCore on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.