12 BBQ Foods for 250 Calories (or Less)

Picnic spreads are often chock-full of belly-busting dishes. Be the star of the potluck with these flavorful and sensible options — each has less than 250 calories per serving.

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Bobby Flay's Grilled Corn Salad with lime, Red Chili and Cotija

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Bobby Flay's Grilled Corn Salad with lime, Red Chili and Cotija

Grill corn to give it a smoky flavor, then toss in a spicy dressing. This recipe also stays guilt-free at 137 calories per serving.

This tomato salad is anything but ordinary. It’s bursting with summer flavors for less than 100 calories per serving.

Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt and Mint

Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt and Mint

Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt and Mint

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Matt Armedariz, 2012 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt and Mint

This simple and delicious eggplant recipe can be served as a side dish or as a topper for sandwiches.

Forget about a big pot of boiling water and make corn on the grill infused with fresh summer herbs.

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Bobby Flay's Garlic-Mustard Grilled Beef Skewers

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Bobby Flay's Garlic-Mustard Grilled Beef Skewers

Keep lean beef juicy and flavorful with a sweet and spicy glaze.

It may seem like an odd combination, but this healthy salad is creamy, colorful and naturally sweet.

Low-calorie and quick-cooking shrimp make perfect finger food for a backyard gathering. This recipe features lots of fresh herbs and veggies, and it is only 166 calories per serving.

Wow guests with this salad that can be served as a main course. It’s just as beautiful as it is tasty.

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Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Get a dose of good-for-you Omega-3 fats from this salmon, complete with a spicy sauce and a cool and crunchy slaw.

Make this salad for a few or for a crowd — black beans boost the fiber and protein, making it extra satisfying.

Keep the grill fired up for dessert! You can enjoy this sweet treat for less than 200 calories per serving.

You can never have too many grilled desserts, and with foil packets, cleanup is a breeze.

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.

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