Healthy eating at a BBQ; that doesn’t even sound fun! In fact, I’m not sure if BBQ and healthy even belong in the same sentence. I mean, just think about all the sauces. The BBQ sauce alone is a sugary disaster for any diet. And let’s not even talk about your take-home plate to feed you for the next five days. I know this concept of eating healthy at a BBQ sounds insane and completely unattainable, but you might be pleasantly surprised it’s possible.

After you get over the awkward comments and stares, and build up enough dedication you can successfully enjoy the summer BBQ without kicking your diet to the curb.

Crunchy Cravings

Salted potato chips can be addicting! I mean, who doesn’t love a good salty, crunchy snack. Try skipping the chips and chomp on some celery and carrot sticks. The fiber will actually fill you up quicker than a chip can, and it’s a lot less of calorie overload. If you must have a plate of chips, seek out a bag of the baked or popped option.

No More Creamy Cheesy Dips

Sour cream and nacho dips are such a great way to ruin your calorie-cutting lifestyle. Th issue with this is portion control. It’s hard to manage how much you are eating. It’s better to try to substitute those dips for yogurt-based options. Or try fresh salsa. It’s a healthier, calorie-friendly option.

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