Tag: cookout

15 Labor Day Cookout Dishes, Lightened-Up

by in Healthy Recipes, August 30, 2013

broccoli saladWhatever you’re craving this weekend, there’s a healthy take that’s sure to be a hit with cookout-party and picnic crowds. From salads to burgers to desserts, here are 15 lightened-up recipes.

Side Dishes and Salads

American Macaroni Salad

Broccoli Salad (above)

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Garden Potato Salad

Corn and Pasta Salad

Asian Red Cabbage Slaw

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26 Healthiest Summer Sides

by in Grilling, Healthy Recipes, May 17, 2012
vegetable salad
Ellie Krieger's Grilled Vegetable Salad With Feta and Mint

Fat-drenched side salads are the norm when it comes to cook-outs. But lighten up the dressing and you’ll be able to savor those delicious spring flavors—fresh fruit, veggies, and herbs—in every bite. Here are 26 side dishes that’ll make your mouth water– all for less than 250 calories per serving.

Grilled Veggie Sides
Toss those farmers’ market finds or extra veggies in your CSA box right on the grill. It’s a perfectly simple way to enjoy fresh veggies.

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Menu: A Labor Day Grill-Out

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, September 6, 2010
Vegetarian Grilling Menu
Grilled Portobello Burger

Fire up the grill and celebrate the end of the summer with these healthy favorites. Calling for rain? Don’t fret. You can always bring the cookout indoors.

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Memorial Day Picnic Menu

by in Healthy Recipes, May 28, 2010
Grilled Sausage and Pepper Skewers
Sausage-and-Pepper Skewers - Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine

Throw the best tasting picnic on the block by combining classic favorites with some fresh ideas. You’ll find healthy and delicious recipes with lots of things you can make ahead of time. Set it up buffet-style and let your guests dig in!

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Be a Healthier Host: Cookouts

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, May 26, 2010

Healthy Cookout Tips

Want to host a cookout without busting a gut for bikini season? Use our tips and lightened-up versions of classic alfresco fare to throw a backyard bash that your guests will love and feel good about.

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Spotlight Recipes: A Feast for the Fourth

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, July 1, 2009

Watermelon and Cantaloup Balls
My family celebrates every Fourth of July with a big backyard pool party before we head out to see the city’s fireworks display. There’s always plenty of people and, of course, plenty of food. Whether you’re hosting your own bash, big or small, here are some recipes for a festive, flavorful spread.

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Calling for Rain? Bring the Cookout Indoors

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, June 30, 2009

Stuffed Burgers
We’ve had some nasty weather in the Northeast lately. The endless downpours have put a real damper on cookouts, but a rainy day doesn’t need to ruin grilling plans. If you get stuck with a wet weekend, here are tips and recipes for creating a perfect indoor party.

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