With summer in full swing, we've found the 15 Best Healthy Side Dishes for Your Summer BBQs and get-togethers. Fresh ingredients and quick meals will help you eat healthy all summer long.
Summer means warmer temperatures, easier times, grilling and BBQs. Along with summer, we have gardens and farmer’s markets in full bloom so we have fresh ingredients for our weeknight meals and weekend BBQs.
Most of us let our kitchens cool off during the high heat of summer but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still eat well and healthy. When we went in search of the best healthy side dishes for your summer BBQs, we also kept in mind total cooking time and the time you would be spending in the kitchen. Summer is all about easy living and so are our cooking goals this season.
Easy summer living and a full social calendar doesn’t automatically equal an unhealthy lifestyle. In fact, one of the best ways to guarantee that you can eat healthy at parties this summer is to bring a healthy dish. These summer side dishes are fresh, easy and will save you some calories to go towards margaritas or ice cream (or both!).
Here’re The 15 Best Healthy Side Dishes for Your Summer BBQs:
Roasted Corn and Avocado Salad with Chipotle Mint Dressing by The Endless Meal
Watermelon, Blueberry, and Jicama Arugula Salad by Two Peas & Their Pod
Bell Pepper Quinoa Pilaf by Blackberry Babe
Sweet and Creamy Kale Waldorf Salad by The Endless Meal
Green Goddess Spiralized Potato Salad by Cotter Crunch
Grilled Artichokes with Sumac Dressing by The Gourmet Gourmand
Thai Chopped Salad with Sweet Sesame Mango Dressing and Crispy Wontons by The Endless Meal
Roasted Garlic and White Bean Hummus by Sweet Peas and Saffron
Thai Cashew Ginger Slaw by Coffee and Crayons
Summer Tomato and Grilled Corn Salad by The Endless Meal
Chopped Caprese Salad by The Cookie Rookie
Thai Zucchini Noodle Salad by Heather Christo
Grilled Vegetable Salad with Giant Hot Croutons by The Endless Meal
Carrot Salad with Coriander Vinaigrette and Pistachios by A Beautiful Plate
Grilled Mini Peppers with Minty Tzatziki by The Endless Meal