Healthy Gluten Free BBQ Menu

Just thinking about warm weather makes me want to plan a healthy gluten-free BBQ.

Pulling out my recipes for grilling steak, chicken, vegetables and all the fixins’ reminds me of long summer days eating healthy food with family and friends.

Healthy Gluten-Free BBQ Menu

My Healthy Gluten-Free BBQ Menu also has amazing summer salads, homemade lemonade, and gluten-free ice cream sandwich recipes. Read on for more!

BBQ Grill

My boys got a bbq smoker while stuck at home during quarantine and it was the cutest thing watching them get up so early to start smoking meat for our dinner!

Grilling Meat

Whether you’re grilling pork chops, grilling shrimp, or grilling fish, you can’t go wrong.

Meat Temperature GuidePrint Chart

Meat Temperature Chart

Not sure what temp you should see on your meat thermometer?

I’ve created this handy chart to help, as I found myself asking the boys the same thing every single night that we were grilling chicken, salmon, shrimp, or steak –those are my favorites. You can print the chart here.

Black Smoke BBQ

Black Smoke by Adrian Miller sheds light on an important piece of the American culinary history puzzle. If you like barbecue you’ll love this book.

Barbecue or Barbeque or BBQ?

Do you spell it Barbecue, Barbeque, or use the abbreviated BBQ? I’m a fan of BBQ.

According to Miller the word “barbecue” is an adjective, noun, verb, and way of life!

What is BBQ?

But what is BBQ? Miller, one of my favorite cultural and culinary historians, states that the origins of barbecue are cooking techniques rooted in Native American culinary tradition prior to European contact.

Native American Origins of BBQ

Enslaved African Americans took what they learned from Native Americans to become “barbecue’s primary experts and ambassadors” across the US and later the world.

The word barbecue is derived from barbacoa, a sixteenth-century all-purpose term referring to everything from a bed, to a table or platform or grill. “Eventually, Spaniards used barbacoa as a generic term for the cooking apparatus, the cooking process, and the type of meat cooked this way.”

Miller goes on to state that the “English followed suit with this linguistic promiscuity.”

Anyway, before we go on to the BBQ recipes, I want to tell you that this book is a must-read.

BBQ Food for Back Yard BBQ

Below is the perfect bbq menu for your backyard bbq party.

paleo spiced nuts

Spiced Nuts

Want to add some extra spice to your bbq menu? My Spiced Nuts are the perfect snack to munch on while the grill is going.

Barbecue Kale Chips

BBQ Kale Chips

BBQ Kale Chips containing my favorite store-bought bbq rub, are a delicious side to your barbecue and the perfect vegan snack.

Spicy Chicken with Grilled Limes recipe

Spicy Grilled Chicken with Limes

I love bbq chicken recipes. Grilling chicken thighs has never been easier with my Spicy Grilled Chicken with Limes recipe.

Mustard Lime Chicken recipeMustard Lime BBQ Chicken

I absolutely love this Mustard Lime BBQ Chicken recipe, and you will too.

If you need a bbq chicken recipe, but you’re not able to grill, my Mustard Lime Oven BBQ Chicken is perfect for you! No reason you can’t make bbq chicken in the oven!

homemade steak rub

Grilled Steak

There’s nothing better than grilled steak, is there?!

Steak Rub

And you can’t go wrong with grilled steak using my steak rub made with garlic and onion powders, plus salt and pepper.

paleo bbq sauce recipe

BBQ Sauce

Looking for the perfect gluten-free bbq sauce recipe? Try my homemade bbq sauce with tomato paste, orange juice, mustard, smoked paprika, and more.

Grilled Salmon from Gluten-Free Cookbook

Grilled Salmon from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry is perfect in the oven, but you can add a little oil to the bottom of the fish and throw it right on the grill like we do. Grilling salmon couldn’t be easier.

asparagus basil salad

Asparagus Salad with Basil

This Asparagus Salad with Basil is one of my favorite healthy summer salads. Made with asparagus, cherry tomatoes, avocado, basil, and a mustard vinaigrette, this is a perennial favorite on my BBQ menu. spicy coleslaw

Coleslaw Recipe

Can’t have a BBQ without coleslaw, can you? My Coleslaw is so colorful and fun and delicious on homemade burgers.

No Potato Salad

No Potato Salad Recipe

Another BBQ staple, potato salad is hard for those on a low-carb diet. My No Potato Salad is the answer, and all guests will love it!

simple fruit salad

Simple Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad is so simple and beautiful, a bowl of nature’s candy is always a delicious addition to your barbecue menu.

Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Now to my favorite part of the BBQ, gluten-free dessert! No BBQ is complete without my Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Low-Carb Strawberry Lemonade

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot day than a glass of lemonade. Both my Strawberry Lemonade and Original Lemonade are fantastic choices for your BBQ.

Easy BBQ Recipes

In addition to great grilled meats, I’ve thrown in recipes for spiced nuts, kale chips, and more, to give your bbq menu a big wow factor. What is your favorite item for grilling?

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4 responses to “Healthy Gluten Free BBQ Menu”

  1. Thank you, Elena! I originally started following you when I tried paleo a few years back and now I’m trying again but have to go gluten free for health reasons so I’m loving what you are sharing for those of us who are GF. All the best to you and your fam!!

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