It’s Barbecue Season! 5 Easy BBQ Menu Items from Nutrisystem

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BBQ Chicken Pizza Bowl

Barbecue and pizza—what a great idea! This 240-calorie entrée has only six grams of fat and a whole lot of flavor, not to mention a whopping 19 grams of belly-filling protein which comes from chicken and black beans. Lentil pasta, riced cauliflower and corn round out this meal, which is nestled in a cheesy, barbecue-style sauce.

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BBQ Seasoned Chicken

Smoky, savory shredded chicken with green bell peppers in a tangy barbecue sauce is just waiting for you to spoon it into a whole wheat wrap or roll for the perfect BBQ sandwich. Only 140 calories, serve with a side salad like this Summer Corn Salad, a recipe that’s perfect for your BBQ menu!

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BBQ Seasoned Shredded Chicken

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BBQ Recipe Caramelized Onion and Bacon Flatbread

If you’re looking for a barbecue treat with bold flavor (and for only 220 calories), look no further than this frozen flatbread covered with caramelized onions, crispy bacon and barbecue sauce. Bonus: The crust is made from quinoa to bump up the nutrition!

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BBQ Recipe Caramelized Onion and Bacon Flatbread

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Smoky BBQ Crisps

Hankering for barbecue in the middle of the afternoon? Try these multigrain crisps (whole grain quinoa, chia and flaxseeds) that deliver seven grams of protein for only 140 calories.

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Smoky BBQ Crisps

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BBQ Seasoned Chicken Melt

No grill necessary for this delicious, savory meal that combines seasoned chicken with a smoky and tangy BBQ sauce. Stuffed in a soft whole grain roll, this diabetes-friendly lunch is only 220 calories and delivers an amazing 15 grams of protein and six grams of fiber.

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Barbecue season has arrived! Despite all of the temptations to slip up, there are plenty of ways to slim down your favorite meal of summer.

Turn to these easy, ready-made BBQ menu items from Nutrisystem that will give you all the barbecue flavor and satisfaction without all of the fuss. From shredded barbecue chicken to your favorite flavored chip, you’re sure to find a new BBQ favorite.

Barbecue season has arrived—and it’s almost as big of a diet minefield as Thanksgiving! From the greasy finger foods and smoky main courses to the mayo-based salads and no-bake desserts, the average BBQ menu is typically filled with fat, carbs, salt and sugar.

Take the average grilled hamburger: Your results may vary depending on the type of ground beef and the size of your burger, but a large beef patty could clock in at as much as 499 calories.1 And that’s before the cheese, bun and condiments! Add a cup of mayonnaise-dressed potato salad (292 calories)2 and a regular serving of homestyle slaw (about 170 calories)3 on the side and you’re looking at a real diet killer. And we haven’t even gotten to the strawberry shortcake for dessert!

Despite all of the temptations to slip up, there are plenty of ways to slim down your favorite meal of summer: Pick lean beef and limit your burger to three ounces; choose chicken for fewer calories and less fat; swap out your old potato salad recipe for a healthier version (like this one from The Leaf that uses low-fat mayo and nonfat Greek yogurt! >); replace coleslaw with an even more flavorful option (like Asian Cashew and Farro Salad dressed with sesame seeds, olive oil and crunchy cashews; and turn to some easy, ready-made BBQ menu items from Nutrisystem that will give you all the barbecue flavor and satisfaction without all of the fuss.

Here are five to try:

1. BBQ Chicken Pizza Bowl >

BBQ Chicken Pizza Bowl

Barbecue and pizza—what a great idea! This 240-calorie entrée has only six grams of fat and a whole lot of flavor, not to mention a whopping 19 grams of belly-filling protein which comes from chicken and black beans. Lentil pasta, riced cauliflower and corn round out this meal, which is nestled in a cheesy, barbecue-style sauce.

2. BBQ Seasoned Chicken >

BBQ Seasoned Shredded Chicken

Smoky, savory shredded chicken with green bell peppers in a tangy barbecue sauce is just waiting for you to spoon it into a whole wheat wrap or roll for the perfect BBQ sandwich. Only 140 calories, serve with a side salad like this Summer Corn Salad, a recipe that’s perfect for your BBQ menu!

3. BBQ Recipe Caramelized Onion and Bacon Flatbread >

BBQ Recipe Caramelized Onion and Bacon Flatbread

If you’re looking for a barbecue treat with bold flavor (and for only 220 calories), look no further than this frozen flatbread covered with caramelized onions, crispy bacon and barbecue sauce. Bonus: The crust is made from quinoa to bump up the nutrition!

4. Smoky BBQ Crisps >

Smoky BBQ Crisps

Hankering for barbecue in the middle of the afternoon? Try these multigrain crisps (whole grain quinoa, chia and flaxseeds) that deliver seven grams of protein for only 140 calories.

5. BBQ Seasoned Chicken Melt >

BBQ Seasoned Chicken Melt

No grill necessary for this delicious, savory meal that combines seasoned chicken with a smoky and tangy BBQ sauce. Stuffed in a soft whole grain roll, this diabetes-friendly lunch is only 220 calories and delivers an amazing 15 grams of protein and six grams of fiber.

Sources:

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/1099807/nutrients
  2. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/1103045/nutrients
  3. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/1192668/nutrients