Inside Scoop: These healthy BBQ recipes are going to make end of summer cooking amazing!
Who doesn’t love a good healthy BBQ recipe?
There’s something pretty amazing about BBQ season. It’s probably because here in Canada we spend 9 months inside, so the notion of cooking and eating outside on a patio is pretty amazing, and we suck up as much of the great outdoors that we can while we get warm weather. But, barbequing food also adds an amazing smoky flavour, and you can really grill anything!
Because we’re in the business of health and healthy recipes, we’re bringing you 15 of our favourite Healthy BBQ Recipes for the end of summer. Let’s load on the seasonal veggies, the marinated chicken, the wonderful spreads and let’s kick this healthy summer BBQ recipe party up a notch with some of the most delicious and nutritious recipes we’ve found on the web.
15 DELICIOUS & HEALTHY BBQ RECIPES FOR END OF SUMMER
Yes, of course you can grill lettuce! As a matter of fact, getting a nice char on your romaine really brings out quite a bit of flavour. But since romaine lettuce needs to be picked up with other ingredients and a delicious dressing, we’re sure you are going to love this Grilled Romaine Salad With Chickpea Croutons. Lathered in a delicious Avocado Tahini Dressing, and sprinkled with high protein croutons this salad makes a delicious starting appetizer or side dish. Get the recipe here.
Veggies are one of our favourite things to grill, and there are definitely techniques and ingredients you can apply to take regular old-fashioned grilled veggies and make them incredibly delicious, even more so than say your main dish component. Grilled veggies are amazing, and we love to large batch them and use the leftovers for eggs the next morning. Get this delicious recipe for Assorted Grilled Veggies & Potato here.
You know what goes perfect with those grilled veggies? Marinated, and perfectly cooked grilled chicken drumsticks! Yes, healthy BBQ recipes definitely require a basic recipe for marinated, juicy drumsticks. This healthy Sumac Chicken Drumstick recipe is easy enough but loaded with so much flavour from all the spices and herbs. Grab your recipe here.
Mmmm chicken shawarma, we love you! This delicious shawarma and healthy BBQ inspired recipe is loaded with simple ingredients that result in flavour! You might also have all the ingredients readily available in your pantry as well. Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s incredibly affordable and you can make sure you cook extra so you have healthy lunches all week long. Get this delicious recipe here.
Another incredibly simple, and yet totally inspiring healthy BBQ recipe – cedar plank salmon. Have you used a cedar plank to cook fish yet? It is amazing! It really does elevate the flavours and brings out a smokiness that you definitely can’t get in the oven. Try this Black Garlic & Lime Cedar Salmon recipe, loaded with healthy fats and protein. Get the recipe here.
If you aren’t the biggest raw cauliflower fan (like us over here), maybe it’s time to get playful with your cauliflower and test out this trendy cauliflower steak recipe. When cauliflower softens it can go from zero to 100 real fast, and topped with the right kind of sauce, cauliflower steaks can really make your meal drool worthy. Check out this delicious, Grilled Cauliflower Steak recipe recipe here.
Veggie skewers are where it’s at when it comes to healthy grilled BBQ recipes. They are BEYOND simple, and, veggies just tend to taste way better coming off of the grill. Plus, don’t you find skewering food to be fun? But what’s even more fun is this incredibly rich and delicious healthy chimichurri sauce that goes with the skewers. Get this healthy, and simple Veggie Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce recipe right here.
Did you know that avocados are also totally grill-able? And, who could get through a healthy BBQ recipe roundup without having an amazing idea for grilled avocados? These Grilled Avocados Stuffed With Veggie Quinoa, believe it or not, are the perfect plant-based meal idea. They are so filling, and so simple, you’re going to love them. Pair with a side salad and you have yourself a healthy and delicious BBQ recipe idea. Make sure you bookmark this recipe here.
Aha, another simple and delicious healthy BBQ recipe for the win! Wrapping a couple of delicious and healthy ingredients in foil, such as shrimp and veggies, adding some spices and oil, and grilling in a cute little packet, really makes a meal pretty darn easy! These Shrimp Foil Packets are perfectly seasoned and go great with some corn on the cob and potatoes. Get the recipe here.
Everybody needs a good healthy BBQ sauce recipe. We like to whip up a batch of this Low-Carb BBQ sauce on a regular, if you have the right ingredients, it’s really quite a simple thing to make, and you can lather it on your veggie skewers, chicken breasts, burgers and potatoes. The classic BBQ sauces tend to be loaded with sugar, but this sauce contains stevia and monkfruit, making it a much healthier version. You can grab this Low-Carb BBQ Sauce recipe here.
Umm hello pizza of our dreams. BBQ sauce? check! Chicken? check! Paleo, gluten-free sweet potato crust? Check! You can dress up this BBQ Chicken pizza anyway you deem fit and it definitely checks all the ‘healthy bbq recipes’ boxes. This pizza is definitely something we are going to enjoy during our final summer days, and you can snatch up this recipe here.
We’re definitely a huge fan of adding canned artichokes to recipes, and this white bean and artichoke burger is a healthy BBQ recipe that we can definitely get behind. Loaded with protein, fiber and complex carbs, this burger would not only be filling, but totally delicious. You can grab this White Bean & Artichoke Burger recipe here.
13. GRILL-ABLE BLACK BEAN BURGERS
You have a delicious white bean burger with artichokes, and now a delicious black bean burger with mushrooms and onions. Whatever healthy burger recipe you choose for your BBQ season, it’s always great to have options. This delicious smoky BBQ black bean burger contains a healthy BBQ sauce, so make sure you pop back up to #10 to get a delicious BBQ sauce recipe to make these burgers stand out. Get your delicious black bean burger recipe here.
If you’re a shrimp lover, then you know that shrimp on a BBQ is oh so yummy. Shrimp is loaded with healthy fats, minerals, and protein. It’s a great alternative to chicken or beef skewers and it’s really quite amazing if you marinade it before hand, especially if you marinade it in pesto. Get this delicious Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers recipe here.
Chicken satay is one of our favourite BBQ meals. Marinating chicken and then grilling it is the ultimate way to add flavour to your meat. We also love a good peanut dipping sauce. This Chicken Satay recipe with peanut sauce is a delicious and simple weeknight dinner! Bookmark this recipe here.
These are some of our favourite healthy BBQ recipes, but we’ve been grilling all summer long and have a lot of recipes in our database that are winners. A lot of them contain healthy swap ingredients so we know the grill is a spot of health as well. If you’re interested in snatching up our Healthy Ingredients Swap List, make sure you download your copy here:
And let us know in the comments below what your favourite healthy BBQ recipe is!