It seems I've either hosted or been invited to a BBQ every weekend this summer and I'm running out of ideas...
When I'm hosting, I always make sure to throw some chicken breasts on the grill along with the hamburgers, hot-dogs and steaks, and can pretty much make my own healthy salads for sides (usually everyone chips in and brings assorted mayo-based salads and desserts from which I try to restrain myself). As for drinks, we keep spring water, diet pop, iced tea and regular pop on hand and expect the guests to bring their own alcohol. My favourite sipper is President's Choice diet grapefruit pop with vodka at 2 WW points a drink.
What's becoming a problem is what to take to BBQs I'm invited to. I ask beforehand what's planned for the grill and will bring my own chicken-veggie kabobs if the offered fare is something like Italian sausages. But when I'm supposed to bring something for everyone to partake in, I'm running out of ideas. Here's my three mainstays:
Fresh fruit accompanied by my secret dip (consisting of a tub of fat-free sour cream and a package of fat-free coconut cream pie filling [uncooked] mixed together and refrigerated overnight). This is delish - tastes like pina colada and nobody has a clue its guilt-free.
Jill's "Mexican" Salad
Chopped Iceberg lettuce
Fresh chopped tomatoes
1 can pinto beans
Grated low-fat cheddar cheese (I use Black Diamond's Hi/Lo)
Sliced black olives
Bottled chunky salsa
30 broken up Baked Doritos (Nacho flavour)
Mix everything together and top with Doritos
Pass the Pasta Salad Please
1 package veggie or whole wheat pasta (cooked, drained and cooled)
1 chopped green pepper
1 chopped red pepper
Chopped celery (amount desired)
Chopped green onions (amount desired)
1 can flaked tuna (drained)
1 cup fat-free Italian dressing
1/4c fat-free parmesan cheese
Mix everything together and chill for a couple of hours.
Anyone got some more quick and easy "guiltless" summer BBQ recipes to share that can take me clean through Labour Day? Thanks