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  • Dollarphotoclub_58418404 copyThe Fourth of July is just around the corner, and you know what that means! Friends, family, fireworks and BBQ!Whether you’re planning on hosting the BBQ at your house this year, or you’ll be traveling to a friend or family member’s home, you’re going to need to cook! We often think of holidays as the perfect excuse to load up on unhealthy foods and feel bad about it later. However, we are going to share with you, a few healthy Fourth of July BBQ recipes that you won’t be able to resist!

    Healthy BBQ Recipes

    1. BBQ Chicken TacosThis recipe is sure to be a hit with the family, as you get to experience the deliciousness of BBQ in a different way.Ingredients:
    • 6 large, raw chicken breasts
    • 1 1/3 cups clean eating BBQ sauce
    • Whole wheat or organic corn tortillas
    • Toppings such as chopped tomatoes, guacamole or chopped onions
    Directions:
    1. Put the chicken and sauce in the slow cooker for 5-7 hours on low or until it easily shreds when stirred. Use to build your tacos.
    2. Garlic Asparagus This will give you something to munch on, that isn’t filled with harmful ingredients.

    Ingredients List

    • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    Directions:1. Place all ingredients in a large, food-safe bag and shake around until the asparagus is fully coated in the oil and spices.2. Put asparagus in a grill pan or in aluminum foil and place on the grill. Cook to desired level of doneness (is that even a word?)3. BBQ BeansIt isn’t a BBQ if there aren’t any baked beans!Ingredients:
    • 3 cups (or a 15 ounce can) cooked pinto beans
    • 3 cups (or a 15 ounce can) non-fat refried beans, no sugar added, just beans in the ingredient list.
    • 1 (16 ounce) Bone Suckin’ Sauce
    Directions:
    1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot and warm over medium heat, stirring frequently to avoid burning on the bottom of the pot.
    4. BBQ Rosemary Sweet PotatoesIngredients:
    • 2 medium sweet potatoes, washed and sliced (peel if preferred)
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons fresh, chopped rosemary
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    Directions:
    1. Peel (if desired) and slice your sweet potatoes very thin. About 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick at the most. The thinner they are, the better they cook.
    2. Place all ingredients in a large, food-safe bag and shake to coat the potatoes in the oil and spices.
    3. Using a grill pan or aluminum foil, cook the potatoes on the grill. They may take a while to cook, so allow for that. They will take a bit longer to cook than most pieces of meat. So time your meal accordingly. They are done with they begin to fall apart when stirred.

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