Lighten up your next backyard cookout by serving healthy versions of your favorite foods
Cost per serving: $2.05
Fat: 6g (sat 2g)
Lean yet moist grilled pork tenderloin paired with a tangy pineapple-green tomato makes for a perfect light summer meal. The salsa can be assembled up to one day ahead, then covered and refrigerated until you’re ready to serve it.
Recipe: Pork Tenderloin with Green Tomato-Pineapple Salsa
Cost per serving: $1.03
Fat: 10 g (sat 1g)
Replace the ears of corn, often loaded with butter and salt, with this healthy, colorful mix of fresh corn kernels and diced red pepper.
Recipe: Corn and Red Pepper Salad
Cost per serving: 97¢
Fat: 4g (sat 1g)
Beat the summer heat with a refreshing shot of chilled soup. You can make the soup cookout-friendly by serving it in shot glasses—perfectly portable, with no spoon required.
Recipe: Gazpacho Shots
Cost per serving: $1.56
Fat: 13 g (sat 4g)
If you’ve become bored with basic grilled chicken, try this variation. Jamaican jerk drumsticks have an exotic sweet and spicy flavor.
Recipe: Grilled Jamaican Jerked Drumsticks
Cost per serving: 86¢
Fat: 10g (sat 1g)
Since this simple dish is intended to be served at room temperature, it’s a perfect addition for any picnic or cookout.
Recipe: Green Bean Salad with Melted Red Onions
Quench your thirst with a smooth blend of raspberries, lemon juice, sugar and chilled seltzer, garnished with sprigs of fresh mint.
Recipe: Raspberry Sparklers
Cost per serving: $1.58
Fat: 7g (sat 4g)
Top off your healthy summer cookout menu with a delicious fruit dessert. This one, with fresh peaches and plums and a crispy oat topping, is a lighter alternative to a classic fruit pie.
Recipe: Peach and Plum Crisp