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25 BBQ Favorites with Fewer Calories

When you’re having your summer BBQ, don’t dread the heaping helpings of macaroni salad and rich BBQ chicken that you’ll be eating up. These 25 BBQ favorites with fewer calories are a new take on your favorite classics. Enjoy a delicious burger with grilled sweet peppers and corn on the cob. For dessert, grill up pineapples and bananas with a lemonade glaze. If you’re sticking with the traditional dishes or open to trying something completely new, these 25 BBQ favorites with fewer calories are a healthy way to go…

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  • Macaroni Salad 2 of 26
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    A new take on macaroni salad is delicious and only 215 calories.
    Get the recipe at Self.

  • BBQ Beef Sandwich 3 of 26
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    Your guests will never know that this BBQ Beef sandwich is actually a whole lot healthier than some of the other options.
    Get the recipe at Laa Loosh.

  • Mexican Grilled Fish 4 of 26
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    Mix together oregano, chili, cumin, and salt to create a rich Mexican style fish you can top with cilantro and lime.
    Get the recipe at Redbook Mag.

  • Grilled Shrimp Skewers over White Bean Salad 5 of 26
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    At only 212 calories, you can enjoy this tasty BBQ meal.
    Get the recipe at Eating Well.

  • Classic Hamburger 6 of 26
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    Grill up a classic hamburger without all the calories and top with a special sauce.
    Get the recipe at Eating Well.

  • Grilled Sweet Potatoes 7 of 26
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    This quick and easy recipe is topped with lime, cilantro, and olive oil.
    Get the recipe at Simply Recipes.

  • BBQ Chicken 8 of 26
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    Grill up BBQ Chicken with a rich homemade sauce at a low 239 calories.
    Get the recipe at Self.

  • Grilled Halibut Salad Nicoise 9 of 26
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    Make the classic French salad nicoise a little differently by adding in grilled halibut or bass.
    Get the recipe at Eating Well.

  • Grilled Fish Tacos 10 of 26
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    Throw a fiesta in the backyard with grilled fish tacos and margaritas.
    Get the recipe at Eating Well.

  • Italian Eggplant, Pepper, and Mozzarella Stacks 11 of 26
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    Cook up this delicious meal that is bursting with flavor.
    Get the recipe at Redbook Mag.

  • Grilled Sweet Peppers and Corn 12 of 26
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    Serve up your friends a healthy and flavorful serving of corn and peppers.
    Get the recipe at Epicurious.

  • Grilled Vegetables with Breadcrumb Picada 13 of 26
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    Combine rich flavor and crunchy texture on one healthy summer dish.
    Get the recipe at Epicurious.

  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken 14 of 26
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    In only about twelve minutes you can have this flavorful jerk chicken to serve with a side of fresh veggies.
    Get the recipe at Redbook Mag.

  • Grilled Artichoke with Olive Oil, Lemon, and Mint 15 of 26
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    If you thought artichokes were already heavenly, take a stab at this delicious recipe.
    Get the recipe at Epicurious.

  • Green Chile Bison Burger 16 of 26
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    Grill up a bison burger and top with roasted green chiles.
    Get the recipe at Eating Well.

  • Grilled Pineapple and Bananas with Lemonade Glaze 17 of 26
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    Top off your meal with a bit of sweet grilled dessert.
    Get the recipe at Epicurious.

  • Grilled Fruit with Minted Yogurt Honey Sauce 18 of 26
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    This delicious treat only has about 1 gram of fat.
    Get the recipe at Epicurious.

  • Flank Steak Salad with Chimichurri Dressing 19 of 26
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    Get a bit of greens and delicious steak in this summer salad.
    Get the recipe at Epicurious.

  • Grilled Veggie and Tofu Stack with Balsamic Mint 20 of 26
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    Enjoy this delicious 208 calorie meal during your next BBQ.
    Get the recipe at Epicurious.

  • Grilled Tomatoes 21 of 26
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    With a hint of basil and salt, grilled tomatoes may be one of the best treats you've ever had.
    Get the recipe at Simply Recipes.

  • Mojito-Rubbed Chicken with Grilled Pineapple 22 of 26
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    This 320 calorie dish is a great one to cook up for friends.
    Get the recipe at Delish.

  • Spiced Pork Tenderloins with Mango Salsa 23 of 26
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    Mix sweet mango salsa with grilled pork for a 215 calorie meal.
    Get the recipe at Delish.

  • Turkey Cutlets with Melon Salsa 24 of 26
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    At only 185 calories you can cook up prosciutto wrapped turkey cutlets, topped with sweet honeydew melon salsa.
    Get the recipe at Delish.

  • Corn and Pepper Jack Grilled Quesadillas 25 of 26
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    By using low-fat Montery Jack and low-fat tortillas, you can grill a filling and healthy quesadilla.
    Get the recipe at Delish.

  • Grilled Pizza 26 of 26
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    Use heirloom tomatoes, scallions, basil, and herbs with fresh mozzarella to make a low calorie pizza.
    Get the recipe at Yummly.

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