Doing a little summer barbecue menu planning and wondering how to lighten things up a bit? Awesome! We’ve got some great go-to food swaps that get high marks on healthy eating without sacrificing good flavor. Take a look at some of these barbecue food swaps for a healthier Summer BBQ.
No need to swap tasty for healthy when planning your barbecue menu. Use these super simple food swaps to keep your summer barbecues fun AND healthy!
1// Food Swap: Greek Yogurt
Our favorite all-around food trade is to use NonFat Greek Yogurt in place of mayo or sour cream. Non-fat Greek yogurt has the perfect texture to replace both mayo and sour cream, and similar flavor. Low sugar, low fat, and probiotics too!
2 // Food Swap: Choose Lean Proteins
Another way to change things up is to go with leaner protein options. Classic burgers and hot dogs, brats or Italians are hard to mess with. But, serving up souped-up turkey burgers, veggies burgers, Portobello mushroom burgers, or flavor-packed chicken sausages adds a new dimension to standard barbecue fare. Here’s a superfood swap: how about salmon patties or grilled tuna steaks for some awesome sandwiches?
3 // Food Swap: Make It A Wrap
Offer low carb options for those lean proteins we mentioned above and toss the bun in favor of romaine or iceburg lettuce wraps. Grilling fajitas or carne asada? Swap the tortilla with romain or iceburg for a new twist on grilled Mexcian foods.
4 // Food Swap: Fruit For Dessert
One word: watermelon! Who doesn’t like a huge slab of cold watermelon to top off a perfect summer barbecue? Or fresh berries with a little whipped cream and a slice of pound cake. This easy swap is a super simple way to get away from high sugar desserts but still keep things fun!
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