Healthy & Delicious Recipes Perfect for your Backyard BBQ

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Close off the summer with these fresh recipes!

– Zucchini Fries with Spicy Mayo

Check out this twist on the classic french fry!

Recipe Shared from: Diet Doctor

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients for Zucchini Fries:

  • 2 lbs zucchini
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Ingredients for Spicy Mayo:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp tabasco or cayenne pepper
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Mix together all ingredient for tomato mayo and refrigerate.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix almond flour, parmesan cheese, and spices.
  5. Cut zucchini into sticks. Remove seeds.
  6. Dredge the zucchini sticks in the almond flour mixture until completely covered. Dip them into the egg batter then again in the almond flour mixture.
  7. Place the zucchini sticks on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  8. Bake for 20-24 minutes or until fries have browned.
  9. Serve with spicy tomato mayo.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

  • Calories: 861
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Fat: 80 g
  • Carbs:  8 g

– Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Packed with flavor this one pan recipe is a crowd favorite!

Recipe Shared From: Eat Yourself Skinny

Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ lb fat-free lean ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅛ tsp. ground ginger
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp roasted red chili paste
  • Pinch of salt
  • 12 Boston lettuce leaves

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add turkey, garlic, and ginger to the pan and cook for about 6 minutes or until turkey is browned. Stir to crumble
  3. Combine turkey mixture, onions and chopped water chestnuts in a large bowl. Stir well and set aside.
  4. In a separate small bowl, whisk together hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar and roasted red chili paste, and drizzle over the turkey mixture. Toss to coat completely.
  5. Add about ¼ cup turkey mixture to each lettuce leaf to serve.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

  • Calories: 162
  • Protein: 23.5 g
  • Fat: 4.3 g
  • Carbs: 7.8 g

– Greek Yogurt Frozen Bars

Keep cool with these creamy frozen bars!

Recipe Shared From: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 3 tbsp agave or honey
  • 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt

Special Equipment:

  • popsicle mold

Instructions:

  1. Blend blueberries in a food processor or blender on high speed until it reaches a smoothie-like consistency.
  2. Pour blueberry liquid into a large bowl. Stir in agave/honey.
  3. Add the yogurt and gently mix everything together. The mixture will be thick.
  4. Taste and check sweetness. If needed, add more agave/honey to taste.
  5. Pour mixture evenly into each popsicle mold. Freeze for about 8 hours or overnight.
  6. Run popsicle mold under warm water to easily remove and serve.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

  • Calories: 114
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbs: 20 g  

– Grilled Peaches

Make use of your grill while the weather’s still great!

Recipe Shared From: Diet Doctor

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe peaches
  • 2 tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Cut peaches into four pieces and remove pits.
  2. Brush melted butter or oil on the cut surface.
  3. Grill the wedges on a grill or grill pan for about a minute on each side.
  4. Whisk the whipping cream to soft peaks and stir in vanilla.
  5. Powder cinnamon on top of peaches and serve with the whipped cream.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

  • Calories: 301
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Fat: 28 g
  • Carbs:  11 g
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