9 snacks that make every barbeque better

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Suns out, grill out. Okay, it doesn’t have the same ring to it as the original but the prospect is still damn satisfying.

It’s that time of year again to show off your grill skill, but there’s so much more to barbies than just a banger and a burger. You may be hosting your party virtually, but you can still pull out all the stops.

There’s plenty of delicious and nutritious BBQ snack options that you can enjoy if you’re watching your weight. Here’s nine to get you started.

Meatball and Mediterranean Vegetable Kebabs
We do love a kebab (and not the ones you stumble over at the end of a night out). We mean juicy, hearty skewers of perfectly charcoaled meat layered with veggies. They look impressive and they’re simple to knock up.

Spinach and pepper frittata
This protein-rich frittata recipe is packed with healthy veggies and rocks up at only 198 calories a slice. It keeps in the fridge for days and is really good served cold with homemade chips.

Mini turkey burger sliders
Leave space for extra sides with these mini turkey burger sliders. One of the best 45 minutes you’ll spend – they’re flavourful, succulent and can be frozen for future al frescos.

Perfect potato salad
We’ve swapped full fat mayo for lower calorie in this classic side. You won’t even notice the difference.

Asian BBQ grilled salmon
This one’s the perfect accompaniment to a simple green salad. Cooked in 8 minutes? Yes please.

Kofte kebabs
Say hello to a guaranteed crowd pleaser. These Middle Eastern-spiced delights are great for filling up on – they’re healthy too when made with lean meat.

Couscous salad
This one’s definitely an all-rounder – great for a side, fab for a main, can live in the fridge for days and best of all, it’s adaptable to whatever you have in the house. No unnecessary shopping trips here.

Chilli corn on the cob
This corn is packing serious heat! Add spice to your barbie sides with these grilled corn on the cobs. Get your toothpicks at the ready.

BBQ chicken drumsticks
No al fresco dining situation is complete without herb-rubbed chicken drumsticks. They’re low-cal, high protein and finger-lickin’ good.

For more recipe ideas, head to our recipe section.


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