It’s summer, which means bbq time! It’s the time of year for steaks, burgers, hot dogs, brownies, and potato salads! I love potato salad, but it’s not the healthiest option. You can make bbq food pretty healthy if you make some swaps. I like to trade the burgers and hot dogs for veggie kabobs, grilled shrimp and chicken, trade brownies for watermelon, and make the creamy salads healthier. I’m trying hard this summer to keep my foods fresh, light, and healthy. Sure, I’ll have a cookie and a burger here and there but I really want to take advantage of the summer and get into great shape. Last night, I made a little bbq meal. I made a couple of swaps and everything tasted great!
Light Red Potato Salad: (serves 6)
6 medium-large red potatoes, 1/2 celeriac, diced, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3 tablespoons yellow mustard, 1/4 cup sweet relish, 4 hard boiled eggs, 1/2 red onion, sprinkle of celery seeds, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, 2 tablespoon light mayo, 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt. Salt & Pepper to taste.
Boil potatoes in water until tender. While potatoes are boiling, sauté the celeriac on high heat in olive oil with salt and pepper. Quarter them, with skin, and add them to a mixing bowl with the egg yolks from the hard boiled eggs and celeriac. Combine all ingredients with the potatoes (except egg whites). Determine weather you want it sweeter by adding more relish, or more savory by adding more yellow mustard, or creamier by adding more yogurt. After getting the flavor right, mix in the chopped egg whites. Let the potato salad chill in the refrigerator for an hour or until cooled.
Per serving: (1/2 cup) 155 Calories, 21g Carbs, 3.5g Fat, 8 g Protein, 5g Sugar
I used Eden Organic low sodium/low fat baked beans for one of my sides, and grilled bbq chicken. The chicken was boiled on high for fifteen minutes and then thrown on the grill with two tablespoons of bbq sauce until fully cooked! I like to boil the chicken first to keep it from getting dry.
I also made some seamed broccoli to go with this meal! A broccoli salad would be very appropriate for a summer bbq as well! Recipe here!
What is your favorite healthy bbq summer swap?