Are you ready to elevate your next BBQ with some delicious and healthy side dishes? Look no further! I’ve rounded up 12 mouth-watering WW BBQ sides that are sure to impress your guests and keep you on track with your wellness goals. From colorful salads to flavorful grilled vegetables, these recipes prove that you don’t have to sacrifice taste for health. Typical cookout food isn’t quite healthy enough to indulge in if you’re on a diet, but these recipes will show you how to lighten up some classics. In case you didn’t know, it is possible to lower the calories in some dishes without sacrificing flavor. This recipe round-up will prove it. 

Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or a novice cook, these easy-to-prepare sides will complement any main course and leave your guests asking for seconds. So, fire up the grill, grab your apron, and let’s dive into these irresistible Weight Watcher-friendly BBQ sides that are perfect for your next summer gathering!

1. Cucumber Salad 

Weight Watchers cucumber salad is easy to make and ready in minutes. It’s a delicious salad that uses fresh cucumber and onion along with sour cream and some common spices to get its delicious taste. If you have never made cucumber salad you have to give this recipe a try. It’s very simple to make and is flavorful and lighter than some alternatives, great for the whole family. 

2.WW BBQ Sides: Broccoli Salad 

Rather than pour sugar into your broccoli salad, this recipe shows you how to lighten up the classic BBQ side with a sugar alternative. With skim milk, nonfat Greek yogurt, and a bit of Truvia, you can have a creamy, slightly sweet side dish perfect for your grilled meat. 

3.Mexican Street Corn

Since you’re already cooking out, might as well throw some corn on the grill! It makes the perfect summer side. The elote flavor just kicks it up a notch and ensures all of your guests are wowed (but satisfied). Even with all of the seasonings and flavors, it’s only a few Weight Watchers points, so you can enjoy it alongside your friends. 

4.WW BBQ Sides: Corn Fritters

Whip up tasty, vegetarian Weight Watchers Skillet Corn Fritters in just 36 minutes. Made with fresh corn, eggs, red bell pepper, scallions, and a touch of flour, these fritters are cooked in a skillet with non-stick spray for a healthier twist. Perfect for any meal, enjoy the season’s best corn!

5.Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Bake

Move over mac and cheese, cookouts have a new favorite side dish! This cheesy jalapeno corn bake brings all the flavor you need to accompany grilled meat at your next cookout. A bit of heat from the jalapeno balances the creamy cheese and the sweet corn. You’ll love it and it’s low points! 

6. WW BBQ Sides: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes 

Potatoes are always a great choice for a cookout. But rather than make the same old mashed potatoes or potato salad, whip up these garlic parmesan roasted potatoes. It’ll liven up the party and leave your guests full and happy. Plus, roasting them saves the grill plenty of room for all the meat you want to grill. 

7. Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Enjoy a healthy, flavorful side dish with Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes. Using non-stick cooking spray instead of butter, these potatoes are low in fat. Topped with a light sauce made from fat-free Greek yogurt, water, light mayo, fresh herbs, garlic, salt, and pepper, they’re a delicious, guilt-free alternative to traditional potatoes.

8. WW BBQ Sides: Perfect Potato Salad 

If you do need a potato salad recipe, this is the one to pick! It’s literally perfect. It’s got all of the classic ingredients you love about potato salad. But instead of using mayonnaise, this recipe calls for light Miracle Whip. It saves you tons of calories, making this potato salad low in Weight Watchers points. 

9. WW BBQ Sides: Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower mash, a velvety and light dish, elevates beyond a mere side. It becomes a refined companion to your meals. Deviating from the traditional protein and two sides, often a salad and a complex carb, this mash subtly replaces the carb with a vegetable—an extra salad at zero WW points per serving!

10. Cauliflower Tots

Speaking of cauliflower, it transforms these “tater tots” into your new low carb favorite snack or BBQ side. It could never officially take the place of potatoes of course, but it’s definitely a fantastic alternative if you’re looking to save a few calories or WW points. Who knows, you may even be able to get your kids to eat them! 

11. Macaroni and Cheese

You can’t talk about BBQ sides without mentioning mac and cheese of course. But did you know, it can easily be Weight Watchers friendly? This recipe shows you how to lighten it up and make it quickly in an Instant Pot. It saves you calories and time! The whole family will enjoy this one. 

12. WW BBQ Sides: Skinny Queso Dip

Dips are a great appetizer for a cookout, but too many are filled with calories, fats, and carbs. This skinny queso dip will get the job done, all while making sure you’re hitting your WW points. It’s beautiful and creamy, with delicious ingredients. All you need is some reduced fat cheese to help save cals! 

These 12 WW BBQ sides demonstrate that healthy eating and delicious flavors can go hand in hand. By making smart ingredient choices and employing creative cooking techniques, you can enjoy the classic tastes of a summer cookout while staying committed to your wellness journey. So, the next time you fire up the grill, remember that you don’t have to compromise on taste or satisfaction. These recipes are proof that with a little ingenuity, you can have your BBQ and eat it too! Now, gather your friends and family, and enjoy a guilt-free, flavorful feast that everyone will love.

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About Meag

Health and Wellness Writer. B.S. Dietetics. Le Cordon Bleu Graduate. 10+ years of experience in the fitness and nutrition industry!

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