What’s better than getting together with family and friends for a picnic or barbecue? Treating them to some fun and healthy food that makes the best of what the summer season has to offer!
Just in time for Independence Day, we invited four American Diabetes Association cookbook authors to compete in a summer recipe throwdown. And it’s up you to decide who will be the winner!
Which of these fabulous recipes will you be serving at your next outdoor gathering? Let us know your favorite in the comment section!
(Click each recipe title to view the full recipe!)
Halibut Fish Tacos
Chef Jennifer Bucko Lamplough
Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking, 2nd ed.
“Who doesn’t love fish tacos? Typically they are deep-fried, with lots of mayonnaise-y sauce on them. Not very diabetes friendly, though. To make a delicious fish taco that everyone can enjoy, we lightened it up and made it fresh and delicious. You can pair these with a summer vegetable salad with a low-fat cilantro lime vinaigrette—and instead of a sugar-laden margarita, try a little white tequila and club soda with a splash of lime juice and some fresh limes. It will be like taking a trip to Baja without leaving your backyard!”
“Summertime and the living is easy!!! This recipe will make it even easier. Get the grill out or use your stove-top grill for this Grilled Chicken Wrap. Along with the wrap, try this new take on fresh corn on the cob. They’re microwaved (so no pan to wash) and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.”
Dill and Feta Turkey Burgers
Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook
“Dill and feta turkey burgers are the perfect summer recipe because they’re juicy and satisfying. . . They’re perfect for the grill. The addition of dill and feta gives great, unique, Mediterranean flavor. Not only are they healthier than their traditional beef cousins, many people enjoy their taste better, too!”
Grilled Mango Chicken
Mr. Food Test Kitchen’s Hello Taste, Goodbye Guilt!
“Chicken breast sure is healthy, but it gets a bad rap for being boring. We jazzed up chicken with a flavor-packed marinade that starts with fruity mango chutney and then grilled it, which makes it great for summer. The trick is to let it marinate for several hours or even overnight before grilling it. That way it comes out really juicy and flavorful.”
Happy 4th of July, everyone!