9 Healthy Sides to Bring to Any Labor Day BBQ

You won't believe the calorie count!

Food Network Kitchen’s Healthy Summer Pasta Salad for One-Off Recipes, as seen on Food Network.

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Tara Donne

Celebrate the end of summer and all its bounty with a killer barbecue with these mouthwatering sides. Although all these recipes look decadent, they all have fewer than 350 calories per serving!

Lighter Pasta Salad

Instead of whipping up a pasta salad drowning in mayo, this Healthy Summer Pasta Salad (pictured above) uses a small amount of the good stuff and some sour cream for a creamy texture. Seasonal veggies to add even more flavor.

Mediterranean Delight

Add whole grains to your barbecue with Giada’s Mediterranean Farro Salad made with red peppers, olives and green beans.


Use the overflowing mint and parsley in your garden to make this delicious bulgur-based Tabbouleh salad. Serve with grilled chicken or fish.

Crunchy Cukes

Head to your farmers’ market to pick up freshly picked cucumbers to use in this Cucumber Salad for fewer than 40 calories per serving.

Classic Slaw

This Classic Coleslaw with Caraway is lightened up by calling for a combination of Greek yogurt and mayo. It's a perfect side for hamburgers and hot dogs.



Super Spuds

Compliment your potato salad with seasonal veggies like celery, scallions and cucumbers in this Garden Potato Salad. Make a double batch for a larger party — potato salad is always a crowd pleaser!



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

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

Fancy Corn

Dress up grilled corn in this Grilled Corn Salad with Lime, Red Chili and Cojita to serve with a juicy steak or veggie skewers.



Bobby Flay's "Old Bay" Grilled Steak Fries

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

All Spiced Up

Whip out those spices stashed in your pantry to make these mouthwatering “Old Bay” Grilled Steak Fries and serve them on the side of your burgers.

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On the Grill

Grilled veggies make a simple side like these Marinated Grilled Cherry Tomato Skewers that pair perfectly with grilled chicken or fish.

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