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Healthy 4th of July BBQ Side-Dishes

July 4, 2009

Need a healthy side-dish for that 4th of July BBQ?
This is my all time favorite side dish from Soupplantation / Sweet Tomatoes with a healthy twist to it.

– Joan’s Broccoli Madness
3/4 C Fat Free Mayo
2T Splenda
2T Apple cider vinegar
1/2 medium onion
3 crowns broccoli
1/2 C Raisins
1/4 C Cashews
6 strips turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled

Mix together dressing- mayo, splenda, vinegar and chill for 1 hour.
Rinse broccoli in cold water to crisp, chop onions, and combine dry ingredients.
Toss salad together and chill for 1 hr or overnight.

Here are some other simple ideas:
– Watermelon
– Salads (watch the dressing… the calories will add up fast!)
– Corn on the Cob
– Fruit Salad (Apples, Pineapple, Bananas, Oranges diced and mixed together)

What are some of your favorite healthy BBQ side-dishes?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2009 3:38 PM

    I love that salad – we call it Sweet Tomatoes! Thanks for sharing!

    I love good ole corn on the cob with maybe a bit of butter and parmesan cheese, and you can’t forget the Tabasco! 😀

    Happy 4th!

    • Ruth permalink*
      July 6, 2009 10:03 PM

      I love corn on the cob. I will have to try it with parmesan cheese and tabasco sauce. Never done that before.

  2. July 4, 2009 4:00 PM

    Yum on the salad.

    re: your comment on my blog
    ruth, i’ve always concentrated on the stupid #’s and it hasn’t caused me anything but grief.
    i’m making this attempt at weight loss about changing the things that don’t work and finding
    the things that do.
    a more sane approach to avoid the struggling.
    why make it hard when i can be easy, eh?

    have a great 4th Holiday!!!
    and stop eating all the watermelon, girlie! lol (I read your twitter)

    • Ruth permalink*
      July 6, 2009 10:02 PM

      I can’t stop eating the watermelon!!!!!!!!!

  3. losinglisa permalink
    July 4, 2009 5:41 PM

    Looks like a great recipe!

  4. Leina permalink
    October 15, 2010 3:53 PM

    Hmmm. Even though it’s no longer July this dish was delightful. I did leave out the Splenda however, it still tasted good. And replaced the mayo with veganeese. It’s interesting how nuts and raisins can totally transform simple vegtables, eh? I have to review a lot of Healthy Side Dishes</a because I work for better recipes and this combination is definitely a winner. Kudos!

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