Guilt-Free Low-Carb Summer Cookout Menu
Oh, sweet summertime! Longer days lead to fun in the sun—and cookout season! As we gear up for the Fourth of July, you may be planning what to make for your celebration, and living a low-carb lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to miss out on any of the yumminess!
Whether you are looking or a dish to bring or an entire menu to plan, read on for a full menu that even your carb-eating guests will love—and best of all you won’t have any guilt over your food choices. Just pick a few appetizers and side dishes, a main dish and a dessert, and get ready for a delicious low-carb summer cookout, perfect for Fourth of July celebrations!
Everything Bagel Low-Carb Celery Sticks
You won’t miss the chips with this one! These Everything But the Bagel Low-Carb Celery Sticks come together in minutes with a satisfyingly, salty CRUNCH you’re probably craving.
Plus, with less than one carb per celery stick, you can happily crunch away!
Easy Chinese Chicken Low-Carb Lettuce Wraps
This flavor-packed P.F. Chang’s copycat Chinese Chicken, Low-Carb Lettuce Wrap recipe was originally taken from our sister website, Living Well Spending Less, and has long been a fan favorite (even for people who eat carbs!). Now that we’ve adapted it to be a great, low-carb dinner option by cutting out some of the sugary sauce, it’s a great low-carb option that everyone will love!
Easy Delicious Mozzarella Stuffed Low-Carb Meatballs
These Mozzarella Stuffed Low-Carb Meatballs make a perfect low-carb entree, or a show-stopping appetizer to share. Trust us when we tell you that the small amount of effort involved is worth every minute!
Those of you from the Midwest are probably already very familiar with this oh-so-easy low-carb snack or appetizer! With only 3 ingredients, this low-carb sushi makes a perfect afternoon snack, or the perfect dish to bring to a party. They’ll always disappear!
There are few things that beat the simplicity and flavor of a fresh, low-carb Caprese salad! Our low-carb recipe is made keto-friendly by using the lowest-carb balsamic you can find, (be sure to check the labels—some balsamic vinegars contain a LOT of sugar), as well as adding in just a little healthy cider vinegar as well.
This quick and easy recipe comes together in minutes, and is the perfect side dish for your low-carb summer cookout.
Coconut Lime Cauliflower Low-Carb Rice
Cauliflower rice has quickly become a ketogenic staple, but let’s be honest—it can feel a little bland or boring all on its own! Luckily this keto-friendly coconut-lime cauliflower rice recipe is packed with Caribbean-inspired flavor while still remaining low in carbs.
Delicious Garlicky Low-Carb Green Beans
Green beans are one of those vegetables that often seem to get overlooked. And yet, when prepared correctly, they can easily become the star of the show. These Garlicky low-carb Green Beans come together fast but pack a flavor-filled punch your whole family will love!
This absolutely delicious, low-carb Greek salad comes together fast, but don’t let the simplicity fool you—its intense combination of flavors packs a serious punch!
Easy Slow Cooker Low-Carb Pulled Pork
This ultra flavorful Easy Slow Cooker Low-Carb Pulled Pork recipe was originally taken from our sister website, Living Well Spending Less, and has long been a family favorite (even for people who eat carbs!) Now that we’ve adapted it to be keto-friendly by swapping out high-sugar barbecue sauce for a sugar-free version, it’s a great low-carb summer cookout option that even your pickiest eaters will love.
Easy Grilled Low-Carb Cheeseburgers
A nice juicy cheeseburger is a low-carb summer cookout staple!
Luckily, thanks to our homemade Magic Protein Hamburger Rolls, switching to a low-carb lifestyle doesn’t have to mean missing out on this All-American classic. (Or, in a pinch, you could also pick up a pack of low-carb hamburger rolls, or use lettuce wraps.) To save on time, use the frozen pre-made patties.
Delicious Coconut Lime Low-Carb Chicken
This flavor-packed, keto-friendly Coconut Lime Chicken recipe was originally taken from our sister website, Living Well Spending Less, and has long been a family favorite (even for people who eat carbs!) It’s one of our great low-carb dinner options that every family will enjoy.
Simple Vanilla Low-Carb Cheesecake Fluff
This Vanilla Low-Carb Cheesecake Fluff is not only super rich & creamy, as well as satisfyingly sweet, it also whips up in 3 minutes flat, which means you don’t have to spend more time in the kitchen than you want to!
Simple Low-Carb Blueberry Cheesecake Snack Bites
Looking for something sweet with a little touch of fruit? These keto-friendly, low-carb Blueberry Cheesecake Snack Bites are the perfect solution—creamy, satisfyingly sweet, full of delicious blueberry flavor, low in net carbs and high in fiber!
Lemon Coconut Low-Carb Cheesecake Snack Bites
How about something sweet with a little touch of lemon? These Lemon Coconut Low-Carb Cheesecake Snack Bites are the perfect solution—creamy, lemony, satisfyingly sweet, and less than 2 carbs per serving!
There you have it—a full menu you can use to plan the perfect Fourth of July or summer cookout! Easy recipes that are simple to make and most of all guilt-free!
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