Ok, so you’re ready to roll with some lean, protein-packed grilling meats, to lighten up this year’s BBQ season.
You know the perfect way to ruin that?
Complimenting those turkey burgers and pork tenderloins with fat-oozing macaroni and potato salads. Or endless (and empty) amounts of chips and dip. Baked beans are healthy, right? Not so much when you load them up with pork or bacon chunks.
Your main portion can only get you so far – unhealthy sides, while a delicious way to fill your plate, will wipe out all of that progress. Basically, mayonnaise is your biggest enemy and should be avoided at all costs. Now you’re just left with dry starch; flavorless, carb-ridden starch. Super.
Have no fear – veggies offer an abundant variety of nutrient-filled sides for your health-conscious BBQ. Whether thrown on the grill bare or in a light marinade, vegetables are ultra-conducive to grilling, which is know to enhance the taste of some harsher raw onions and peppers.
Here are recipes for 5 excellent BBQ sides, compliments of some of the world’s top grill master chefs.