I know that eating a low carb diet helps me with my autoimmune disease symptoms, but it can be difficult in some social situations. Luckily a backyard barbecue is a perfect setting to sticking to your low carb diet.
The beauty of a backyard barbecue is there is almost always burgers and hot dogs involved. Eat either of those items without the bun and you are good to go. Also, watch out for the sauces that can be packed with hidden sugars.
Burgers and dogs might be barbecue staples, but if you want to take things up a notch and elevate your barbecue while still keeping it low carb, this list of recipes might help you out!
Almond butter chicken satay is a fan favorite from my blog. When I first made this recipe it was winter time so I made it indoors on a grill pan. Now that it is summer and I want to be outside grilling, I revamped the recipe to include grilling instructions. This delicious, low carb recipe is also Whole30 compliant.
All good parties and barbecues have a spread of appetizers to go along with the entrees. This whipped feta dip with fresh herbs is a refreshing, low carb dip that is a nice alternative to the typical chips and dip. The best part about this dip is you can make it ahead and be ready to party! I like to serve this dip with chopped veggies like cucumbers and celery.
I am the first to say that skimping on the mac and cheese when I am eating BBQ makes me very sad. I knew i had to find a low carb mac and cheese alternative that I could enjoy alongside some pulled pork or ribs. This baked cauliflower mac and cheese does not disappoint. It is truly rich, creamy and cheesy.
Two buffalo chicken recipes made this list of low carb backyard barbecue recipes because I really love buffalo chicken. Lucky for me, all of you seem to love it too. These grilled buffalo chicken thighs are the kind of thing I could make each week and remain very pleased. They are perfect for a backyard barbecue or to top a low carb salad.
Grilled Cabbage Steaks from Eat The Gains
This recipe is from one of my favorite bloggers, Eat The Gains. I love how genuine Kelly is on instagram and all of her recipes are truly wonderful. This recipe for grilled cabbage steaks is a perfect way to sneak some extra veggies into your low carb backyard barbecue menu.
This is a recipe that could really carry a full low carb backyard barbecue on its back. This recipe is sure to please lots of people at the barbecue. Take my advice and double or triple this recipe if you make it because there is nothing better than some surf and turf on your salad the next day. If makes me feel real fancy.
I said it before and I’ll say it again, I really love buffalo chicken and this is a way to incorporate it into a low carb appetizer. If you like deviled eggs and you like buffalo chicken, chances are this recipe is for you. You might be shocked at how quickly it comes together.
Not much to say about this chicken other than it should be a grilling staple. This is the best chicken for leftovers. If you are planning a backyard barbecue of any kind you might want to add this to the menu. This is also a perfect option for those picky eaters.
Broccoli Salad Recipe with Bacon from That’s Low Carb!
Okay this low carb salad recipe from That’s Low Carb is basically a combination of many of my favorite things in a bowl. I already love broccoli salad, but add that crunchy bacon on top and I am sold. This salad would be great at a low carb backyard barbecue as a side dish.
Last on my list, but certainly not least, is this grilled caesar with homemade dressing. This refreshing and delicious recipe has been on repeat in my house this summer because it is SO EASY.When I am grilling out the last thing I want to do is waste time in the kitchen so this recipe allows me to make my side dish on the grill along with my other goodies.
I hope this list of 10 low carb backyard barbecue recipes inspires you to go beyond the typical burgers and hot dogs. The next time you plan a barbecue maybe incorporate some low carb mac and cheese or almond butter chicken. Trust me, your friends and family will NOT be disappointed.