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Hosting a BBQ doesn’t mean sacrificing your health goals or excluding those with dietary restrictions. In this blog post, we will share a variety of healthy BBQ swaps that are low glycemic, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free. These crowd-pleasing alternatives will keep your taste buds happy while providing nutritious options for everyone to enjoy. Let’s dive into these flavorful recipes and creative BBQ alternatives!

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Portobello Mushroom Burgers

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  • Author: Lora Ulrich
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 10 – 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 – 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • 4 large portobello mushroom caps
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Whole grain or gluten-free burger buns
  • Toppings of choice (lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, etc.)

Instructions

  1. In a shallow dish, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place the portobello mushroom caps in the marinade, turning to coat both sides. Let them marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill the mushroom caps for about 5 minutes per side, until tender and slightly charred.
  4. Assemble the burgers on buns with desired toppings. Serve and enjoy these hearty and flavorful mushroom burgers.

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Grilled Vegetable Skewers

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  • Author: Lora Ulrich
  • Prep Time: 5 – 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 – 15 minutes
  • Total Time: Under 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • Assorted vegetables (bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, red onion, etc.), cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Thread the vegetables onto skewers, alternating different types.
  4. Brush the vegetable skewers with the marinade.
  5. Grill the skewers for about 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and lightly charred.
  6. Remove from the grill and serve as a colorful and flavorful side dish.

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Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Coconut Lime Glaze

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  • Author: Lora Ulrich
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 – 7 minutes
  • Total Time: Under 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • Assorted fruits (pineapple chunks, mango slices, strawberry halves, banana slices, etc.)
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. Thread the fruits onto skewers, creating colorful combinations.
  3. In a small saucepan, whisk together coconut milk, lime zest, lime juice, and maple syrup. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and let it reduce for about 5 minutes until slightly thickened.
  4. Grill the fruit skewers for 2-3 minutes per side until they develop grill marks.
  5. Remove the skewers from the grill and brush them with the coconut lime glaze.
  6. Serve the grilled fruit skewers with any remaining glaze as a sweet and refreshing dessert.

Hosting a healthy BBQ can be enjoyable for everyone, even those with dietary restrictions. These low glycemic, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free BBQ swaps will impress your guests while supporting their well-being.

Whether it’s savory portobello mushroom burgers, grilled vegetable skewers, or sweet grilled fruit kabobs, these recipes offer flavorful and nutritious alternatives. Embrace the opportunity to create a crowd-pleasing BBQ spread that caters to various dietary needs, ensuring everyone can indulge guilt-free!

Remember to adapt the recipes based on individual dietary preferences and consult with a healthcare professional for personalized nutrition advice.

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