Are you on a low-carb diet and heading to a barbecue? If so, you don’t have to stick to a small plate of meat and broccoli just to eat with everyone else. You can bring along your own low-carb dish that not only you can enjoy, but others will like as well.
Cheeseburger Bites on Skewers
If you are on a low-carb diet, you can’t really have a traditional cheeseburger with the bun. The first option for having a burger is to just get rid of the bun, but eating it with a knife and fork might also prove to be a little awkward. Another option is to use big leaf lettuce to wrap it in, but again, not always the most convenient at a BBQ set. However, an easier thing to do is have cheeseburger bites on skewers. This is really fun to put together and eat, and also makes it to where you can walk around the BBQ while eating. You can cut up your hamburger into pieces and alternate it on the skewer with toppings like pickles, tomato slices, and lettuce.
Loaded Egg Salad
Egg salad is definitely something you can have when you are low-carb, even with the mayonnaise! This is a great alternative to potato salad, which others might be eating at the BBQ. To make your egg salad more interesting, create a loaded egg salad. This can have your hardboiled eggs and mayonnaise, along with some mustard for extra flavor, other veggies mixed in, and of course some bacon bits for extra crunch. It turns a boring egg salad into something delicious for everyone to enjoy.
Zucchini Pasta Salad
Just because you can’t have regular pasta noodles, doesn’t mean pasta salad is out of the question. You just need to be creative, like by making your own pasta from veggies. A spiralizer is a great way to do this, which takes veggies like carrots or zucchini squash and turns them into long, thin noodles. You can then make any type of cold pasta salad you want with the same ingredients. The noodles can be cooked until soft, or you can use them raw.
Italian Sandwich Roll-Ups
If you are someone that enjoys sandwiches at pot lucks, you will love this one. You are going to create a roll-up with ingredients from an Italian sandwich, but without the bread. Just layer your meats, cheeses, and veggies, then roll them up and hold them like that to eat. Easy!