Healthy Barbecue Recipes

Barbecues are a must when the weather turns warm. Bring the best of our healthy barbecue dishes to potlucks and parties, or simply whip them up for a night at home. All of these recipes are smokehouse-worthy and diabetes-friendly.

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.

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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.

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Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

Serve this classic barbecue sandwich for any meal! The homemade sauce makes for a healthier recipe that's low in fat and high in protein.

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Carolina Barbecued Pork

This Carolina-inspired dish is sure to please a crowd. Just make sure you use key ingredients: a spiced rub and vinegar basting sauce.

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Open-Face Barbecue Tilapia Sandwiches

Placed atop a bed of coleslaw and covered in flavorful barbecue sauce, the fish makes these quick and easy sandwiches low in calories and carbs.

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Smoked Brisket with Zesty Barbecue Sauce

A wine mop sauce, black pepper rub, and tomatoey barbecue sauce offer a triple combo of flavor to this tender and moist meat that makes a crowd-pleasing, low-carb main dish.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Three-Meat Burgers

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.

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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.

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