5 Easy and Healthy Appetizers for Your Summer BBQ

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | nutrition

Jun 10

I hope you’re having a great day!  Today I’m sharing some healthy appetizers to make for your next summer BBQ!

How many times have you been to a cookout and realized that there aren’t too many healthy options?   If you’re like me, it can be a bit intimidating to bring something a little less “traditional” to a BBQ, but I’ve found 5 great recipes that you’d be happy to eat and show off to your friends!

I’m linking up with Mar, Courtney, and Cynthia for the Friday 5.  The theme this week is food and drink, so check out all the delicious recipes in the linkup!

And for the first time, I’m also linking up with  Annmarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, and Jess from Hello to Fit for Foodie Friday!

And last but not least, I’m joining Ilka’s Blog and Marathons and Motivation for the Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup! 

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If you're heading to a summer BBQ, it can sometimes be tough to find something healthy to eat! Here are 5 delicious, easy to make appetizers that are healthy and refreshing! Find more healthy recipes at runwithnoregrets.com!

5 Healthy Appetizers for Your Summer Cookout

Summer is my favorite time of the year and I’m so glad that it’s finally here!  I love the warm weather, the longer days, and who doesn’t love going on vacation!

One of my favorite things about the summer is the opportunity to go to BBQ’s!  Now that I’m moving into a new home, I’m really excited to finally be able to have a grill and host cookouts with our family and friends.

I’ve rounded up 5 recipes created by some awesome healthy living bloggers to inspire you to try something new for your next summer BBQ. They are all very quick to prepare, easy on the eyes, and very healthy!

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Watermelon, Cucumber and Blueberry Goat Cheese Bites from The Fit Foodie MamaWatermelon Cucumber Blueberry Goat Cheese Bites

When I saw this recipe from Annmarie I got really excited!  I love blueberry goat cheese and have been craving it for awhile, and this looks like a delicious combination of flavors!

Poppyseed Apple Cabbage Salad from The Bikini ExperimentPoppyseed Apple Cabbage Salad

I just love the bright colors of Lauren’s cabbage salad!  This definitely beats your typical coleslaw, replacing mayonnaise with healthier oils and apple cider vinegar.  So refreshing!

Turkey Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Dates from FairyburgerTurkey bacon wrapped stuffed dates

It was pretty “late” in life that I realized how much I love dates!  Farah put together a delicious, simple recipe that would be a great hit at your summer party!  It’s a great combination of salty and sweet!

Grilled Mediterranean Zucchini Boats from Healthy HelperGrilled Mediterranean Zucchini Boats

How delicious does this look?  Kalia came up with a great recipe that features zucchini, albacore tuna, olives, tomatoes, and feta cheese.  Flavorful but light – I gotta try this one out soon!

Easy Green Salad from Sweat and GlowEasy Green Salad

Here’s another great salad recipe, this time from Julie!  All it takes for this salad are peas, roasted artichokes, grilled asparagus, nuts, seeds, and a little bit of dressing!  Very green, but very tasty!

Do you enjoy summer cookouts?  Which recipe from the list would you try? 

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