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12 Low-Carb Recipes for Summer Cookouts

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12 Low-Carb Recipes for Summer Cookouts

From smoky entrees hot off the grill to a rainbow of slaws and salads, these mouthwatering, no-fuss recipes will make for one of your best (and healthiest!) summer cookouts yet — all for 15 grams of carbs or less per serving.

Hot off the Grill

Sweet Apple & Mustard Chicken | MyFitnessPal’s Original Recipes
Juicy chicken breasts are marinated in unsweetened applesauce and whole-grain mustard for an easy weeknight dinner. The marinade helps keep moisture in when you start grilling. Make a big batch of these chicken breasts, and reheat them for dinner or in a sandwich for lunch. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 chicken breast each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 286; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 105mg; Sodium: 477mg; Carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 38g
Greek Chicken Kebabs | Cooking Classy
You only need simple ingredients to make this lemon-marinated Greek kebab recipe shine. But it doesn’t stop there — a cooling tzatziki sauce made with crunchy cucumber, thick Greek yogurt and fresh dill makes this party dish irresistible. Recipe makes 9 servings at 1 kebab each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 218; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 57mg; Sodium: 366mg; Carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 26g
Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Garlic & Lemon | Country Living
Minimal ingredients don’t mean minimal flavor in this spicy garlic and lemon shrimp recipe! Marinate the shrimp the night before for a no-fuss appetizer. Recipe makes 8 servings at ¼ pound shrimp each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 183; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 135mg; Sodium: 438mg; Carbohydrate: 3g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 19g

Thai Beef Kebabs with Garden Vegetable Sauté | Eat Up Slim Down
Time to fire up those barbecue grills! These Thai beef kebabs are flavored with a delicious sweet-and-sour marinade. Enjoy them alongside a garden vegetable sauté for a tasty cookout meal. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 skewers and 1/4 vegetables each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 264; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 68mg; Sodium: 266mg; Total Carbohydrates: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 24g
Grilled Zucchini Corn Salad | Uproot Kitchen
This smoky vegetable salad makes a great side for your grilling party. Juicy corn kernels and tender zucchini are dressed in a tangy lemon-basil vinaigrette. To make this vegan-friendly, just leave out the feta cheese. Recipe makes 6 servings at 3/4 cup each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 94; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 6mg; Sodium: 74mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 3g
Hoisin and Bourbon-Glazed Pork Tenderloin | Cooking Light
Sweetness from hoisin sauce and maple syrup and acidity from lime juice and rice vinegar balance this pork tenderloin recipe. Serve with fruit salsa, seasonal greens and your favorite grain to make this a complete and hearty meal. Recipe makes 8 servings at 3 ounces pork each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 209; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 80mg; Sodium: 452mg; Carbohydrate: 9g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 26g
Grilled Avocado with Fresh Tomato Salsa | Fitness magazine
Grilling an avocado is easy-peasy. Brush the flesh of a ripe avocado with oil, and it’s ready to be grilled! Crisp on the outside, creamy on the inside, grilled avocados are loaded with good-for-you fats, vitamins and minerals. Recipe makes 4 servings at ½ avocado each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 141; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 237mg; Carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 2g
Apricot-Glazed Grilled Chicken | The Healthy Maven
Apricot-glazed chicken is great for your next backyard barbecue. These juicy marinated chicken thighs are worth getting your fingers sticky for! We recommend serving them with a big helping of greens or roasted veggies. Recipe makes 6 servings at 2 chicken thighs each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 281; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 166mg; Sodium: 484mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 39g

A Rainbow of Slaws and Salads
Summertime Caprese Salad | Eating Bird Food
We’re spicing up a classic with this Summertime Caprese Salad. This recipe is perfect for a light lunch or as a side salad for your dinner. Tomatoes deliver lots nutrients and inflammation-reducing antioxidants, including lycopene and folic acid. Recipe makes 16 servings at 1 ounce cheese, 2 slices tomato and toppings.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 124; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 18mg; Sodium: 236mg; Total Carbohydrate: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 7g
Cucumber Greek Salad | Belle of the Kitchen
In 10 minutes, serve up a cooling Greek salad. Each bite contains a refreshing combination of cucumbers, tomatoes and olives. Clean eating doesn’t get easier than this. Recipe makes 8 servings.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 114; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Sodium: 131mg; Carbohydrate: 7g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 2g
Corn, Avocado & Black Bean Summer Salad | Jennifer Meyering
Crunchy, tangy and creamy, this summer salad is the perfect accompaniment to all the grilled goodies served at your cookout. Serve with whole-grain pita bread or chips. Recipe makes 12 servings.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 112; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 196mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 3g
Cilantro Lime Broccoli Slaw | Good Life Eats
Shredded broccoli, carrots and cabbage are tossed with jalapeno, lime, red onion and bell pepper for a crunchy slaw that pairs well with any grilled meat at your summer party. Even better, this quick dish uses prepackaged shredded slaw for minimal prep! Recipe makes 6 servings.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 51; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 103mg; Carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 2g

Want more healthy grilled recipes? We’ve got you covered with these 10 Sunny Summer Grilling Recipes Under 350 Calories. Feeling adventurous? Check out these 15 Out-of-the-Ordinary Foods to Grill.

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