When most people hear they word cookout, they immediately thing of burgers and brats. And while it’s true that firing up the grill is often synonymous with meat-based meals, that doesn’t have to be the case.Make #vegetarian #grilled dishes that will blow the socks off your friends, family, and favorite #BBQBuddies Click To Tweet
If you’re looking to eat less meat, there are plenty of vegetarian recipes that use low-fat cheese, beans, nuts and seeds to create protein-rich, perfect additions to your summer cookout. Many of them are so delicious, you and your guests probably won’t even miss the meat!
Here are a few suggestions for a crowd-pleasing vegetarian cookout:
Offer variety. Finger foods are a great way to introduce people to new foods.
Still use the grill. Lots of vegetarian recipes can be made on the grill!
Keep it healthy. Cookouts can easily stray towards unhealthy so be sure to add some low-fat cheddar cheese, fruits and veggies to yours.
Feature seasonal produce. It’ll be freshest and at its peak for taste so it’s the perfect time to introduce it to friends.
Don’t skimp on the protein. Just because you’re not serving meat doesn’t mean you can’t serve high-protein options.
Need a few more options? Try these:
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Regan Jones is Cabot’s National Nutrition Communications Manager and the main voice behind @CabotRD on Twitter. Self-described as a “registered dietitian by education and food-lover by birth,” she writes for the Cabot Creamery Blog from her home in Georgia.