Summer BBQ Menu Ideas + Top 6 Healthy BBQ Tips + Salmon Burger Recipes

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My Summer BBQ Menu Ideas For Eating Healthy with Healthy Burger Recipes!

Summer BBQ Menu Ideas that will WOW you but are simple and healthy BBQ recipes.  Whether you’re making a burger or potato salad, I have some of the best BBQ recipes for your next barbecue. What’s a barbecue without summer burger recipes? Can you have a healthy burger recipes? And what about  my best salmon burger recipes-wait until you try my Snappy Salmon Burgers with a secret ingredient!

Get Creative With Summer Burger Recipes

Best BBQ recipes for healthy summer burgersIn Louisiana we love our crawfish so why not a Louisiana Crawfish Burger? Ever had a Crawfish Burger-turn my most popular crawfish cakes into a burger for a real treat! Just grab a bun and top with the horseradish sauce for a great summer burger recipe. My Crawfish Cakes from Gulf Coast Favorites is one of my best Louisiana healthy Cajun recipes.  Simple to make. Try more of my healthy crawfish recipes Another one of my creative and simple healthy burger recipes is the Asian Burger. So many great summer burgers.

Like MENUS?  KITCHEN 101 Includes Easy READY-MADE MENU CHAPTER for every Occasion
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If you like menus you are in the right place. I told you KITCHEN 101 is my easiest cookbook and it also has a HUGE Menu Chapter with Ready-Made Menus. From Summer Sensations to the Best Basic Barbecue, the recipes are at your finger tips! Let me do the work for you.

Guess which chapter these healthy burger recipes are from? Well, I have a chapter called Back to The Basics and it includes summer burger recipes, taco recipes, pizza recipes and potato recipes—all healthy easy recipes with everyday ingredients. Get creative and keep it simple with my healthy cooking.

My BBQ Starts with Healthy Burger Recipes  To WOW YOU!

If you’re having a Memorial Day, Father’s Day Barbecue, July 4th or Labor Day BBQ, I can help you impress your guests and keep you out of the kitchen with my healthy easy recipes! No need to tell your guests to save up on calories so they can enjoy these easy BBQ recipes.  These good barbecue recipes for eating healthy are  also easy diabetic recipes from my easiest cookbook, KITCHEN 101.  Honestly, this is a go-to cookbook filled with everyday simple recipes for practical healthy cooking!! I even have all diabetic-friendly recipes highlighted with a “D throughout the book.

Best BBQ Recipes Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad BBQ Menu IdeasBBQ Side Dish Recipes for your Summer Best BBQ Recipes

Some do it the old fashioned way with charcoal while others prefer the less messy way with gas. Everyone has their own interpretation of their style barbecue but for the meal, I am going to give you some easy and my best summer BBQ ideas on my healthy food blog!  I also have some easy healthy BBQ side dish recipes like my Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad and my Cool Coleslaw. For the must fun burger of all, check out my Burger Cake!  You’ll love my Watermelon Tomato Salad too.

Start Healthy Cooking With my Easy Cookbooks Summer BBQ Menu Ideas

If you like menus, all my cookbooks include menus to guide you in the kitchen!


Top 6 Healthy BBQ Tips for your Summer BBQ Menu Ideas:

  • Select leaner cuts of meat ending in “loin” or “round”
  • Sub nutritious sweet potatoes for potatoes to create a healthier potato salad
  • Add 1/2 cup salsa to burger patties, equal to 1 cup of vegetables
  • Try Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise in dips
  • Create your own marinade to control sodium instead of buying pre-marinated meats
  • Make sure to rinse and drain canned beans to reduce sodium

Best BBQ Recipes For Summer Burger Recipes Top List for Summer BBQ Menu Ideas

I have best BBQ recipes for summer burger recipes with pizzazz! Burgers don’t have to be meat, be adventurous and try a healthier alternative between those buns! Simple ground sirloin mixed with soy-sauce, Hoisin sauce and ginger give the burger an Asian twist creating my very favorite, scrumptious Asian Burger from my easy book actually featuring burgers, KITCHEN 101 with only 5 Weight Watcher Points Plus. There’s lots of summer burger recipes and the best BBQ recipes on my healthy food blog!summer BBQ menu ideas with healthy burger recipes for summer burger recipes

Salmon Burger Recipes Make Delicious Healthy Burger Recipes for Best BBQ Recipes

One of my best BBQ recipes and I think best salmon burger recipes is my Snappy Salmon Burgers (diabetic-friendly) also from KITCHEN 101.  This yummy BBQ burger recipes uses fresh salmon, packed with those heart healthy omega 3’s that transforms into unbeatable delicious healthy salmon burger.  Yes, summer burger recipes don’t have to only be about ground beef. Don’t worry about extra sauces when the salmon burger pairs up with the quick to prepare spicy Chili Sauce. Nutritious and delicious, these mouth-watering salmon burger recipes will quickly satisfy all ages for your summer BBQ menu ideas. Yes, salmon burger recipes that are easy diabetic recipes-the best of everything!

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Snappy Salmon Burgers from KITCHEN 101

Fresh salmon makes all the difference and makes this the best of salmon burger recipes.  Sensationally delicious salmon burgers full of snap and pop! Serve with sliced red onions and your favorite condiments.

Makes 8 burgers

2 pounds fresh salmon fillets, skinned
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
Salt and pepper to taste
1 egg
1 egg white
2 cups crisp rice cereal

1. With knife or food processor, chop salmon into small pieces.
2. In large bowl, mix together salmon, green onions, garlic, lemon juice, dill and season to taste.
3. In another bowl, whisk together egg and egg white and add to salmon mixture.
4. Using your hands, gently mix salmon mixture with cereal (mixture will be loose). Form mixture into burgers.
5. Heat large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat. Cook about 3-4 minutes on each side or until salmon flakes with fork.

Nutritional info per serving: Calories 188, Calories from Fat 29%, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 76mg, Sodium 142mg, Carbohydrates 7g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Total Sugars 1g, Protein 25g, Dietary Exchanges:  1/2 starch, 3 lean meat

Terrific Tip: Salmon patties may be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to cook. If grilling, place salmon patties in freezer for about 20-30 minutes and they will hold together better. Salmon is a rich source of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, reducing the risk of heart disease.

My Grill Pan Pick For Indoor Healthy Burger Recipes
Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 11-Inch Square Grill PanCalphalon Contemporary Nonstick 11-Inch Square Grill Pan

If you don’t like to grill, you must invest in a grill pan. I like this grill pan because it is good quality nonstick pan and it is also dishwasher safe. Great choice to prepare your burgers indoors and get the same barbecue look!

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My summer barbecue menu wouldn’t be complete with out my most popular recipe, Ooey Gooey Squares, another easy KITCHEN 101 favorite.  So simple to make with pantry-friendly ingredients that start with a cake mix, this bite of deliciousness will be an all age favorite so grab one hot from the oven so you get to taste it!!!

For your next BBQ party or when you need summer BBQ menu ideas,my cookbook, KITCHEN 101 includes my easiest recipes but healthier!!  Summer discount 25% off with TRIM25  (book already discounted 10%) SHOP HERE!  

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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