Healthy Recipes for Your Memorial Day BBQ

May 24 2017
Question@2x Hi Hungry Girl,

Memorial Day is around the corner, and I need some easy recipes! What do you suggest I make for the holiday festivities?

Cookout Cutie
Answer@2x Hi Cookout Cutie,

Happy almost holiday weekend! I've got tons of warm-weather recipes that are fun, festive, and (of course!) delicious. Memorial Day is for relaxing, so my suggestions are easy peasy...

Jazzy La La Land Lemonade

1/6th of recipe (about 8 oz.): 87 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 1mg sodium, 17.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 0.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 3*

I originally crafted this fruity cocktail for Oscar parties, but it's so light and refreshing, you're gonna want to make it all summer long! Just four ingredients in total, and it takes only 5 minutes to whip up. (Make it in advance, since it does need an hour to chill.) If you prefer something sans alcohol, check out my Lemonade Faux-jito Pitcher. So good!

Hot Stuff Peach Guacamole

1/8th of recipe (about 1/3 cup): 67 calories, 4g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 156mg sodium, 6g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 2.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

Dips are the perfect way to kick off a BBQ! I love guacamole, and I'm always experimenting; that's how this fruity guac with a kick was born. A little heat, a little sweet, and a whole lot of yum! If peaches and hot peppers don't do it for you, give this Southwest Guiltless Guacamole Dip a try.

Thai Oh My Chicken Wonton Cups

1/12th of recipe (1 wonton cup): 57 calories, 1g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 118mg sodium, 6g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 1g sugars, 5g protein

SmartPoints® value 3*

The sky's the limit when it comes to wonton-wrapper recipes! From appetizers to desserts, they're the ideal handheld eats. This crunchy, savory creation has all the flavors of a Thai chicken salad, but you can eat it fork-free! And each portion-controlled treat has under 60 calories. Perfection has been met!

Slow-Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork

1/6th of recipe (about 1 heaping cup): 259 calories, 4.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 513mg sodium, 29g carbs, 3g fiber, 21g sugars, 24.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 7*

Slow cookers aren't just for winter. They make anytime party prep super simple! Whip up this tropical pulled pork in advance, and come BBQ time, you can simply set it out with buns and beds of lettuce. Prefer to keep things classic? Go for my 'Cue the Pulled Pork. Entertaining a chicken-lovin' crowd? I've got a slow-cooker recipe for that too!

Naked Buffalo Chicken Kebabs

1/4th of recipe (1 kebab): 191 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 764mg sodium, 14.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 27.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 3*

If hot wings and chicken kebabs fell in love and had a baby, their bundle of joy would be this delicious dish! Marinating the chicken in yogurt makes it so insanely tender. And food on a stick is always more fun! Don't forget the spiced-up dressing for dipping...

Perfect Potato Salad

1/10th of recipe (about 3/4 cup): 118 calories, 5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 411mg sodium, 13g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 5g protein

SmartPoints® value 3*

Wouldn't it be great if there were a potato salad that tasted just as amazing as the classic version we all love, but without the high calorie and fat counts? Your wish is my command! Cauliflower, one of my go-to ingredients, adds texture and supersizes the portion size. Flawlessly seasoned, you'll want to leave room on your party spread for this potato salad. Trust me!

Outside-In Cheeseburger Patty

Entire recipe: 179 calories, 6g total fat (3g sat fat), 452mg sodium, 1.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 26g protein

SmartPoints® value 4*

This wouldn't be a Memorial Day roundup without at least one burger recipe in the mix. This one has a unique twist: the cheese is on the inside! All you need is 5 minutes to put together the patty, and then you can get to grillin'. Multiply the recipe to make as many burgers as you need. And don't miss tomorrow's email for two brand-new burger recipes...

Personal Peach Pies

1/12th of recipe (1 mini pie): 47 calories, 0.5g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 55mg sodium, 10g carbs, 1g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 1g protein

SmartPoints® value 1*

Wonton wrappers for president! Remember I said they're great for desserts too? Well, here you have it! All the flavors of a fruity pie, minus the scary stats. Serve these with some light whipped topping, and you've got the ideal ending to any BBQ. Hooray!

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