Throwing a barbecue is one of the great joys of summer, but the typical fare is usually processed and loaded with calories and saturated fat. But outdoor cooking begs for fresh veggie sides and open flames that give leaner meats great grill flavor and encourage unhealthy fat to drip away. All it takes is a detour down the produce aisle and opting for healthier (and often organic) meats and toppings. Here are 11 healthy and delicious barbecue-friendly recipes you'll make all summer long.
1) Chicago-Style Buffalo Dogs
Choose healthier organic dogs and pile on low-cal sweet pickle relish plus spicy, antioxidant packed pepperoncini and you'll never miss the processed variety.
2) Grilled Mexican Corn
Don't wait for the county fair for this yummy corn-it's quick and easy to make yourself. You'll never miss the butter!
3) Chicken With Mango Salsa
Nothing says summer like homemade salsa. Here, mango, citrus juices, and cilantro combine for a refreshing topping