9 Healthy Sides to Bring to Any Labor Day BBQ
You won't believe the calorie count!
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.
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.
Head to your farmers’ market to pick up freshly picked cucumbers to use in this Cucumber Salad for fewer than 40 calories per serving.
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.
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!
Dress up grilled corn in this Grilled Corn Salad with Lime, Red Chili and Cojita to serve with a juicy steak or veggie skewers.
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.
On the Grill
Grilled veggies make a simple side like these Marinated Grilled Cherry Tomato Skewers that pair perfectly with grilled chicken or fish.