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10 Healthy Side Dishes to Bring to Your Next BBQ

  • Healthy Side Dishes: Plum Bruschetta

    Anyone can throw together a tomato and mozz appetizer. But this bruschetta puts a sweet spin on the classic side—and pairs perfectly with burgers and corn on the cob.

    Get the recipe: Plum Bruschetta

  • Healthy Side Dishes: Grilled Red Pepper Salad

    Red peppers are brimming with antioxidants and vitamin C, so bring some to the party! Throw them on the grill with an assortment of spices for a speedy salad everyone will love.

    Get the recipe: Grilled Red Pepper Salad

  • Healthy Side Dishes: Tomato, Corn, and Avocado Salad

    A hint of jalapeno adds a subtle kick to this salad, and it tastes great with a touch of basil, lime, and creamy avocado. Serve it warm or cold—chef's choice!

    Get the recipe: Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette

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    Healthy Side Dishes: Potato Salad in Radicchio Cups

    Your friends will thank you for pre-portioning this potato salad in advance. It'll be hard to resist adding a few extra hefty scoops onto your plate—even though it packs a satiating hit of protein-packed chicken.

    Get the recipe: Potato Salad in Radicchio Cups

  • Healthy Side Dishes: Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

    Swap half your pasta out for a head of cauliflower to get the same OMG-good taste of macaroni and cheese without overdoing it on the empty carbs. Sprinkle panko bread crumbs on top for a flaky, tasty finish.

    Get the recipe: Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese with Golden Bread Crumbs

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    Healthy Side Dishes: Guacamole-Stuffed Eggs

    One of our favorite party tricks: Stuffing homemade guac into hard-boiled eggs is the best way to avoid BBQ bloat from too many tortilla chips.

    Get the recipe: Guacamole-Stuffed Eggs

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    Healthy Side Dishes: Broccoli Slaw

    Seasonal slaws are usually held together with fatty mayo, but this side dish uses yogurt instead. Same consistency, better nutrition label.

    Get the recipe: Broccoli Slaw

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    Healthy Side Dishes: Fiesta Beans

    Great for a group and ready to eat in less than 15 minutes, this healthy spin on cheesy refried beans is the perfect side dish to smear on tacos, pile on top of BBQ chicken—or hey, just eat by itself.

    Get the recipe: Easy Fiesta Beans

  • Healthy Side Dishes: Corn with Chipotle-Lime Butter

    Whip this butter up using fresh ingredients like limes and zesty chipotles to pack a punch to a standard summer side.

    Get the recipe: Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Butter

  • Healthy Side Dishes: Cheddar-and-Scallion Corn Bread

    If there's a BBQ without corn bread, we don't want to go to it. Use egg whites to create a low-cal cheesy bread that begs for you to take a second piece.

    Get the recipe: Cheddar-and-Scallion Corn Bread