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!
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!
Whether you’re grilling pork chops, grilling shrimp, or grilling fish, you can’t go wrong.
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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.
BBQ Kale Chips
Spicy Grilled Chicken with Limes
Mustard Lime BBQ Chicken
Grilled Salmon from Gluten Free Cookbook
Asparagus Salad with Tomatoes and Basil
No Potato Salad Recipe
Simple Fruit Salad
Ice Cream Sandwich
Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
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?
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!!
Arlene Lander says
Love Elana’s recipes!
Delicious and so healthy.