Healthy Barbecue Recipes
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Floribbean Ribs with Black-Eyed Pea and Grilled Pineapple Salsa
You can thank the Caribbean’s influence on Florida cuisine for these savory barbecue ribs topped with sweet-and-spicy pureed mango and jalapeno. Serve homemade salsa on the side to complete the low-carb dinner.
BBQ Chicken Bites
Here’s a barbecue chicken recipe that guests will love munching on. We spooned baked chicken and barbecue sauce into miniature pepper halves instead of crackers to cut down on carbs.
Korean Barbecued Flank Steak
A simple marinade gives this Korean BBQ recipe its rich, juicy flavor. The low-carb grilled beef recipe is gorgeous when cut into thin slices and served on a bed of bok choy.
Barbecue Turkey Wedges
Looking for impressive hors d’oeuvres to serve at your next potluck or party? Try this barbecue slow cooker recipe atop pita wedges for a low-fat, low-carb appetizer that’s sure to satisfy.
Corn Pancakes with BBQ Pulled Turkey and Coleslaw
For a leaner alternative to BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, we topped a buttermilk corn pancake with pulled turkey, homemade BBQ sauce, and crunchy, refreshing coleslaw.
Tangy Cherry Barbecue Sausage
Give the traditional smokies recipe a tart twist when you use cherry jam. Six ingredients are all you need to make these adorable slow cooker appetizers, which are low in calories, fat, and carbs.
Honey BBQ Shredded Pork Wraps
Roll slow-cooked pulled pork into whole wheat tortillas for a quick, low-carb lunch with big barbecue flavor that you can grab on the go.
Lemon-Chili Shrimp Skewers
We dressed up these shrimp, tomato, and pepper kabobs with an easy homemade barbecue sauce. You get two of the skewers for 152 calories and 8 grams of carb.
Flat-Iron Steak with BBQ Beans
You probably already have the five ingredients needed to throw together this homemade barbecue dinner. Enjoy the hearty, protein-rich steak-and-beans recipe for a total of 25 grams of carb per serving.
Barbecue Glazed Turkey
Use either turkey breast or chicken breast for this simple, diabetes-friendly BBQ recipe. Orange juice gives the sauce a summery feel, while cumin, garlic, and fresh cilantro kick up the flavor of the light grilled main dish.
Barbecued Hot Dog Skewers
Toss these fun kabobs onto the grill for a quick barbecued appetizer guests will love. Bonus: Each easy hot dog snack has just 102 calories per serving.
Barbecued Turkey Thighs
This healthy barbecue recipe comes together in the slow cooker. Simply combine the ingredients the night before and wake up to a low-carb BBQ turkey meal fit for the South.
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
A honey-ginger barbecue sauce tops tenderized pork, which pulls apart easily after roasting in a slow cooker all day -- all for only 250 calories and 5 grams of fat per serving.
BBQ Ranch Wraps
Tangy yet sweet, these easy wraps use shredded chicken or turkey for a low-fat, high-protein quick-fix lunch or dinner.
Savory Barbecue Chicken
These saucy slow cooker drumsticks and thighs are perfect for potlucks. They have a zesty barbecue kick thanks to jalapeno pepper jelly.
Beef and Cabbage Wraps
With only six ingredients, this Tex-Mex dish makes a great weeknight meal packed with protein and fiber. Choose lean ground beef and whole wheat tortillas for healthy options.
Smoky Barbecued Beef Brisket Sandwiches
Slow-cooked brisket soaks up spices for a smoky taste of garlic, chili powder, and mustard mixed with brown sugar. Choose a whole wheat bun for a tasty sandwich at your next potluck or gathering.
Turkey Thighs in Barbecue Sauce
Enjoy these thighs rain or shine! Just throw them in the slow cooker before work, and come home to a flavorful main dish with only 12 grams of carb per serving.
Watch their mouths water when you grill up these chicken-turkey-bacon burgers topped with melted cheese. For free-food toppings, which have less than 20 calories and 5 grams of carb, try salsa, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, cucumber slices, tomatoes, onions, or sweet peppers.