Summertime is synonymous with BBQing – sun’s out, BBQ’s out!
Whether you’re grilling up burgers and hot dogs or cooking up some chicken or fish, there’s nothing quite like the taste of food cooked on the grill.
And, while it’s definitely easy to indulge in unhealthy foods when you’re BBQing, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of delicious and healthy BBQ recipes that will let you enjoy all the flavours of summer without sacrificing your health!
As the summer sun starts to heat things up, try out some of our favourite healthy bbq recipes that are perfect for summer.
While you’re at it, check out these BBQ recipes that dad will love!
Our list of BBQ summer favourites starts with this total showstopper – a full grilled branzino! Don’t worry, it’s much easier than it looks.
Branzino is famously low in calories, a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, and very high in Vitamin D. So, even though the ingredient list is minimal, the flavour and heart health benefits are not!
Recipe by Feasting at Home
Ultimate Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Creamy Tahini Garlic Sauce
These burgers are so delicious, you won’t even notice that they are meatless!
Packed with healthy veggies and fragrant spices, these black bean burgers hold together just as a traditional burger would, and they even have a similar texture. Plus, they freeze really well, so you can even make a bunch ahead of time!
Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen
Chunky Grilled Vegetable Guacamole
We love enjoying this delectable dip as a snack or an appie with friends.
With a total cook time of only 15 minutes, this crowd-pleaser couldn’t be easier or quicker to make before a get-together.
And, at only 80 calories, we would definitely consider this snack guilt-free!
Recipe shared by The Heart & Stroke Foundation
Easy BBQ Salmon with Avocado Salsa
In our opinion, few things are tastier than salmon cooked on the grill. This one is no exception.
Salmon is an oily fish that is a rich source of protein, B vitamins, and omegas. With the addition of the healthy fats from the olive oil and avocado, this recipe is a necessity in your rolodex of heart-healthy BBQ recipes.
Recipe by The Girl on Bloor
Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken
This is one of the juiciest chicken breast recipes we’ve ever encountered – it will not disappoint!
When it comes to heart health, lean meats are the way to go. The chicken in this recipe is coated in the most flavourful, herb-forward marinade and is pounded thinner to make it oh-so-tender.
Perfect for meal prep during the busy summer months!
Recipe by Feasting at Home
These tried and true grilled recipes check all the boxes – they are beyond flavourful AND healthy for your heart. They are also incredibly simple, so you’ll be able to easily impress your friends and family with your expert BBQing skills!
So, when it’s hot outside, don’t suffer through cooking indoors – take your kitchen outdoors with these healthy BBQ recipes that are perfect for summer!