Healthy BBQ Recipes: BBQ Meals That Are Good For You

Healthy BBQ Recipes: BBQ Meals That Are Good For You

Healthy BBQ Recipes: BBQ Meals That Are Good For You

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Backyard BBQ healthy grilling recipes

Who says grilling has to be synonymous with red meat? Whether you’re barbecuing in the backyard for the unofficial beginning of summer (Remembrance Day) or end of summer (Labor Day), or barbecuing year-round, there are healthy grilling recipes for your favorite grilled foods that won’t compromise the flavor. Unconvinced? We asked several nutrition experts for suggestions on grilled foods that are actually good for you. Try one – or all – of these healthy BBQ recipes for your next cookout.

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zucchini

Zucchini are available year-round and are at their best in summer, especially when freshly picked from your own garden. It’s a delicious source of potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, and fiber, and packs a nutritious punch for just 19 calories per cup. Seasoned simply with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, zucchini is delicious on the grill, says Rachael Hartley, RD, of Columbia, South Carolina. “I like to make extra and use the leftovers for pasta, salads and sandwiches during the week.”

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