Looking for healthier options for your Summer? Swap these cookout favorites with healthier options!
When it comes to a cookout, many of us already have an idea of what will be served. With that in mind, we have picked some of our favorite summer dishes to provide you with recipes that lower the calories but never the flavor! Here are 5 substitutes we’ve rounded up to fill your plate this weekend:
Lean Bacon Burger
Lessen the calories this Fourth of July by opting for a more lean hamburger meat and thinner sliced bacon. Top this burger with an avocado and the below mentioned healthy yogurt ranch dip to make it stand out!
Healthy Yogurt Ranch Dip
We like to call it pre-snaking, and a vegetable tray allows us to do just that. This healthy yogurt ranch dip is half the calories you would find in a bottle of ranch dressing. Dare we say this is better tasting, too? We certainly can!
No-Mayo Potato Salad
For those who don’t like a mayonnaise-based potato salad (are you one of them?). Here is a healthier option packed with flavor using red potatoes, fresh herbs, and olive oil. Honestly, even if you do love mayonnaise in your potato salad, there is something so delicious about this dish being paired with typical grilled meats one would have at a cookout.
Skinny Ambrosia Fruit Salad
No cookout is complete without something sweet! A fruit salad is a must for summer get-togethers. This one with greek yogurt is a healthier option and dresses up those fresh fruits adding something extra to this traditional dish.
Healthy Homemade Iced Tea
We wanted to add a drink to this list. Although most of us opt for an ice-cold diet coke, there is something special about drinking a cold iced tea on a hot summer day. This recipe calls for honey, but you can swap for a vegan option like maple syrup. Garnish with lemons to add a fun element to this drink.