Our Current Healthy Obsessions: BBQ Essentials
We love summer for many reasons, but grilling out is one of our favorites. There is nothing better than eating outside in the nice weather and enjoying seasonal favorite dishes. But many of the traditional BBQ dishes are made with ingredients that aren’t the healthiest. Instead of skipping out on our favorite foods or giving in and regretting it later, we have rounded up the best BBQ essentials we always like to have on hand so we can enjoy summer to the fullest.
When it comes to summer, I immediately look forward to bonfires and barbecues! I am all for grilling out and have friends over. There are plenty of preferred BBQ essentials, but for me the Primal Kitchen’s BBQ sauce is a must. A great tangy flavor without the sugar!
There’s nothing I love more at a barbecue than fruit salad, but what I don’t love is cutting certain fruit. This watermelon slicer makes the job so much easier, faster, and works on any type of melon!
Grilling in the summer is my family’s favorite way to cook! We love grilling protein, but one of our go-to’s is grilled chicken wings. These seasoned salts are so yummy and easy! It’s the only thing we cover them in and they turn out amazing every time.
Start Your Health Journey Today
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CONSULTATIONS FOR PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD
I love grilling hot dogs in the summer but most hot dogs can be filled with sketchy ingredients. Teton Waters Ranch has 100 percent grass-fed hot dogs without any additional nitrates or preservatives. I can definitely taste the quality with each bite and they are even Whole30 approved!
I’ve never really been a meat eater, aside from seafood and shellfish. When I was handed a burger that I actually liked, I had to ask what the recipe was. Turns out – veggies! Discovering the Beyond Burger felt almost as good as discovering that it is gluten free, soy free, GMO free, and Kosher (with 20 g of protein!). I have since tricked my boyfriend and family with these burgers and they all say the same thing – this is the best burger ever.
We all have our favorite BBQ food or drink that we love to have. My absolute favorite drink to have is IZZE Sparkling Juice. It tastes amazing and is so refreshing to have especially on a hot summer day but without the artificial sweeteners or preservatives!
Shop This Article
Purchase personally curated supplements
and Dr. Will Cole’s books!
The information on this website has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration or any other medical body. We do not aim to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. Information is shared for educational purposes only. You must consult your doctor before acting on any content on this website, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.
Our articles may include products that have been independently chosen and recommended by Dr. Will Cole and our editors. If you purchase something mentioned in this article, we may earn a small commission.
WRITTEN BY A GUEST AUTHOR
REVIEWED BY DR. WILL COLE
Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.
Subscribe to the Newsletter
FREE FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE GUIDE REVEALING
14 WAYS TO DETOX YOUR LIFE
Get FREE access to this exclusive guide + subscriber-only giveaways, healthy recipes + my plant-based keto food guide.