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8 Healthy BBQ Sides

8 Healthy BBQ Sides |

Whether you’re planning your 4th of July cookout or just prepping your meals for next week, we’re here to help! We’ve found some delicious dishes that will make your mouth water without packing on the pounds. And bonus: they’re all loaded with ingredients that are incredibly nutritious. From vegan street corn to lemony pasta salad, read on for some healthy BBQ sides we’ve rounded up on Instagram!

1. Easy Grilled Veggies Via @FoodieCrush

We never thought we’d drool looking at a plate of grilled veggies, but these look amaaaaazing. Get the scoop on how to master grilled veggies!

2. Elotes Via @JessicaInTheKitchen

Corn is a must if you ask us, especially if it is grilled and tricked out with vegan mayo and feta cheese, garlic powder, cilantro and red chili powder. Yowza! Click the photo to visit Jessica’s IG where you can get the recipe in the caption!

3. Avocado Corn Salsa Via @AllTheHealthyThings

Prepare this dish ahead of time to give guests (and the chef!) something to munch on while they wait for the main course. Recipe here!


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4. Watermelon Via @GimmeSomeOven

Yes, this is painfully simple but watermelon is a great sweet treat to have on hand at a cookout. It’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants plus it’s made up mostly of water making it the best fruit option if you’re trying to lose weight. Read @GimmeSomeOven’s tips on how to safely cut a watermelon 4 different ways.

5. Watermelon Feta Salad Via @GardenInTheKitchen

Or, get a little fancy and toss your watermelon with feta, mint, basil and fresh tomatoes. Get the recipe!

6. Avocado Tabbouleh Via @FitMenCook

If you really want to impress people, whip up this super tasty dish that’s high in healthy fats and low in carbs. Get the recipe!


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7. Lemon Pesto Pasta Salad Via @VeggiePeggy

When it comes to healthy BBQ sides, you can’t go wrong with a pasta salad. Especially one that involves pesto. Recipe here!


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8. Grilled Peach Watermelon and Burrata Salad Via @SkinnyTaste

Annnd we’ve saved the best for last. Peaches and burrata? Yes, please. Get the recipe!

Looking for more food options? Check out these other Healthy July 4th Recipes!

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