National BBQ Day: 4 Healthy BBQ recipes to cook on BBQ day


Its National BBQ day today, so hopefully you have some nice weather to fire up that BBQ and try one of these healthy BBQ recipes.

May 16 is the day of the BBQ. It’s National BBQ day! So dust of that cover and get the BBQ fired up and the beers chilling, or punch for those of you who don’t drink or are underage.

You can cook plenty on the BBQ, it’s one of the best things about them, from Hot Dogs to Burgers to Steak the list is pretty much endless. But this year I would like to focus on the more healthier possibilities. Recipes that you can indulge and satisfy your gut without feeling guilty.

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As usual, I have had a look around the internet at some of the best recipes that you can try and I think I have found four very nice BBQ recipes that fit the bill.

1: Shrimp Burgers by

It’s not all about the beef burgers and the hot dogs when it comes to the BBQ. You can mix things up and go for healthier white meat options, such as chicken, and you can even go for the fish option too.

These shrimp burgers by are a great alternative. They are nice and simple to make as well and smell great when they are sizzling away on the BBQ.

2: Mushroom Swiss Burger by Love Grows Wild

Of course, if you really want to stay with traditional beef burger then this Mushroom Swiss Burger by Love Grows Wild may be the thing for you.

Using lean ground beef, plenty of tasty portabello mushrooms, herbs and spices. Its satisfying enough making the burgers from scratch but eating them is the ultimate high. (Ultimate high is a reference, you do not use magic mushrooms in this recipe.)

3: Barbecued Dry-Rubbed Chicken by Goldilocks Kitchen

Come on, you knew chicken would be somewhere on this list. This recipe by Goldilocks Kitchen will take a while to make but it will be worth it in the end. It is one of the easiest to make though. Its just a case of covering the chicken in all the dry rub. The problem, and the reason why you need to wait so long, is the chicken needs to marinate and soak up all that flavor properly.

However, if you can hold off long enough, this will be worth it. Just imagine the wonderful smell it will produce when it is grilling away on the BBQ.

4: Healthy Red Potato and Dill Salad by Table For Two

Every BBQ is going to need a side so why not try out this lovely Healthy Red Potato and Dill Salad from Table For Two. By far the easiest and quickest recipe to make on this list. The ingredients are very easy to come by and best of all, you can eat it while waiting for your shrimp burger, mushroom swiss burger and barbecued dry-rubbed chicken to cook.

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So what are you going to be making on this National BBQ Day? Will you be BBQ even if the weather is rubbish? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.