Must Have Healthy Side Dishes for Summer Grilling


If I had to argue, I would say side dishes are just as important as the main course for Summer grilling staples. You can never go wrong with making easy healthy side dishes to take along with you to the block BBQ.

These side dishes are carefully curated to fit into your healthy life style but won’t take you too long to make. Memorial Day is just around the corner and you may be quite busy preparing your back yard area, your swimming pool, and gathering the right recipes to fit your guests tastes. Here you will find healthy side dish recipes that you can make ahead of time. The Best Marinated Tomato Salad, Macaroni Coleslaw, Bacon and Chive Potato Salad, and Marinated Four Bean Salad are the perfect examples of the side dishes that you can make ahead for a crowd and store in your refrigerator.

If you are looking for a hot off the grill side dish, you cannot go wrong with Parmesan Garlic Grilled Corn or Grilled Garlic Butter Mushrooms. Corn on the Cob and Mushrooms are a Summer grill staple. Corn can easily be grilled, tossed in the fire with the husks still on or if you are preparing for a large BBQ you can easily make hot cooler corn.  Mushrooms are so versatile you can put them on kabobs, stuff them with your favorite cream cheese mixture, or for a Summer seafood appetizer they are amazing stuffed with crab meat.

Parmesan Garlic Grilled Corn by Tara’s Multicultural Table

Best Marinated Tomato Salad by Five Heart Home

Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing by The Seasoned Mom

Macaroni Coleslaw by Plain Chicken

Grilled Vegetable Salad by A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Peach Caprese Salad by Trial and Eater

Grilled Garlic Butter Mushrooms by The Endless Meal

Bacon and Chive Potato Salad by The Real Foods RDS

Marinated Four Bean Salad by Butter Your Biscuit

These Must Have Healthy Side Dishes for Summer Cookout are great because you can make something for everyone! These ingredients are often found in your pantry or refrigerator which will benefit with less grocery shopping. Summer is here, so enjoy these healthy side dishes without compromising your goals!

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