Even as an avid grill enthusiast, you will agree with the following statement: Classic side dishes like potato salad with plenty of mayonnaise or greasy french fries are delicious – but they are also rich in unhealthy fats and carbohydrates. However, there are definitely healthier alternatives!
Healthy alternatives to these calorie bombs are not only possible but also truly delicious. In this post, I’ll introduce you to my three favorite healthy side dishes for grilling. From grilled vegetables to pasta salad with extra high-fiber noodles, there’s something for everyone. Feel free to be inspired by my suggestions and discover a new favorite side dish for light yet flavorful grill evenings!
Vegetables prepared on the grill are a healthy, vitamin-rich, and delicious alternative to classic grill side dishes. The best part: this side dish is wonderfully versatile. You can choose the vegetables according to your personal taste and vary them as often as you like. I like to prepare grilled vegetables with the following types:
- Bell peppers
Simply cut everything into pieces, brush it with olive oil, and season it to your liking. Then grill the vegetables in a suitable grill pan directly on the grill. Tip: I often prepare my vegetables on a special diet grill.
Most salads for grilling are very hearty, such as potato salad or pasta salad with mayonnaise. Due to the potatoes and noodles, they contain many carbohydrates. Bean salad is a great alternative: it provides plenty of fiber but also a good amount of protein. Depending on the preparation, it can be made with minimal fat. Moreover, bean salad is incredibly versatile. Use kidney beans, black beans, or even green beans according to your preference. With a dressing of olive oil and lemon juice, you create a light, protein-rich, and healthy salad – a perfect grill side dish indeed.
3.Pasta Salad with myhealthfood PERFORMANCE!
PASTA Pasta salad with grilled sausage – hands on heart, who doesn’t love it? Unfortunately, ordinary noodles are anything but healthy. They quickly raise blood sugar levels and have many empty calories. This is because they consist mostly of easily digestible starch.
That’s why I’ve made it a habit to prepare my pasta salad with myhealthfood PERFORMANCE! PASTA. These noodles offer you the familiar authentic taste and can be easily cooked “al dente.” Furthermore, they provide you with a unique nutrient combination of desert wheat and fermented Tartar buckwheat flour. Desert wheat is known for containing much more resistant starch. In contrast, Tartar buckwheat flour provides you with several important nutrients such as rutin and zinc.
What I like most about the pasta is its taste and the fact that it doesn’t spike blood sugar levels. Therefore, the typical craving afterward is avoided. I am now so impressed with myhealthfood noodles that I almost exclusively use them for cooking when it comes to pasta. You can find some additional recipes with these noodles here.
Grill side dishes can also be healthy and tasty Healthy and grilling – these are two words that don’t necessarily exclude each other. If you find it hard to give up sausages and steak, you can at least make the side dishes a bit healthier. The three grill side dishes presented in this post are my personal favorites. My top pick is, of course, the pasta salad with myhealthfood noodles. Here, you don’t have to make any compromises in terms of taste, but you get the full power of nutrients. Of course, there are many other ideas for healthy grill side dishes, such as:
- Quinoa salad
- Potato salad with yogurt dressing
- Sweet potato fries from the air fryer
- Leafy salads
- Grilled corn
Go ahead and try something new. Not only will your health benefit, but also your taste buds will appreciate it.