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7 low-calorie recipes for your next BBQ party

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Carina is a freelance journalist. She writes about food and for our "healthy lifestyle" column.

A BBQ is to summer what hot chocolate is to winter. Getting together with loved ones, having fun together in the sun and, of course, delicious food – what could be better? Barbecues are a great way to set the mood and yet many people dread them, just because they usually involve food that is full of calories. But that doesn’t have to be the case. We’ll show you how to really enjoy your get-together without throwing your fitness goals out of the window.

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#1 Beef Eggplant Burger

two beef and eggplant burgers on a plate

It wouldn’t be a proper BBQ without a delicious burger on the menu, but you can save a ton of calories by replacing the traditional bun with a homemade one. And unflavored protein powder will boost the patties’ protein content.

#2 Cauliflower Wings

Cauliflower Wings

If you need the perfect healthy side dish for your BBQ, with or without meat, this recipe will be just the ticket. These cauliflower wings are the perfect crispy finger food with a spicy flavor.

#3 Crispy Fried Chicken

a plate of crispy oven-fried chicken with a bowl of slaw

Not everything at a BBQ has to come off the grill – for a varied selection, you can also serve crispy chicken from the oven. This recipe uses our Protein Pizza mix instead of flour, giving you extra fiber and plenty of protein.

#4 Chickpea Salad

Chickpea salad

A well-balanced BBQ menu also includes two or three salad options. This recipe makes it simple for you to whip up something in no time that’s sure to please all your guests – the salad with chickpeas is super fresh and crunchy.

#5 Loaded Hummus

Loaded Hummus

Grazing the buffet table is part and parcel of a BBQ and this loaded hummus recipe will really hit the spot. Serve the creamy chickpea puree with lots of delicious veggies and a homemade protein-rich naan bread.

#6 Passion Fruit Cheesecake

No-Bake Passion Fruit Cheesecake

You also need something sweet as part of the menu for your BBQ, of course, and on warm and sunny days you want something light and fresh. This fruity, no-bake passion fruit cheesecake is sure to knock it out of the park and score maximum points with your guests.

#7 Raspberry and Peach Iced Tea

Sparkling Peach Iced Tea

If you’re in need of something refreshing, then iced tea is perfect – but make it yourself to avoid the calories and sugar. Instead, try our sparkling raspberry and peach drink that features an extra portion of protein – thanks to our Clear Whey.

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