Slimmed-Down BBQ Recipes - Rachael Ray Every Day

Slimmed-Down BBQ Recipes

Go hog wild with these healthy versions of smoky meats and classic sides! We've got you covered with everything from barbecue sauce to brisket.
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Spice-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

The healthiest way to cook ribs is to grill or roast them on a rack rather than bake them in a pan. As the meat cooks, the fat drips off instead of pooling around and saturating the meat.

Spice-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

Spice-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Tangy Slaw

The secret to making lean chicken extra moist and flavorful? Cook it on the bone and let it rest before shredding so the juices redistribute across the meat and don't seep out.

Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Tangy Slaw

Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Tangy Slaw

Flank Steak "Brisket"

A little smoked paprika gives flank steak the wood-fired flavor of classic barbecue brisket.

Flank Steak "Brisket"

Flank Steak "Brisket"

Better-for-You Sweet Tea

Using peaches and honey as sweeteners slashes calories in this southern staple!

Better-For-You Sweet Tea

Better-For-You Sweet Tea

Vegetarian Baked Beans

Skip the pork: Vegetarian baked beans have plenty of flavor on their own--and 1/4 of the fat!

Vegetarian Baked Beans

Vegetarian Baked Beans

Corn Bread Mini-Muffins

Keep the richness, but lose fat and calories, with fat-free evaporated milk.

Corn Bread Mini-Muffins

Corn Bread Mini-Muffins

Slow-Cooked Green Beans

No need for ham hocks in these green beans topped with just a bit of bacon.

Slow-Cooked Green Beans

Slow-Cooked Green Beans

Skinny Barbecue Sauce

If you don't want to make your own, look for vinegar-based barbecue sauce at the grocery store. These typically have fewer calories than sweet sauces, which are made with corn syrup.

Skinny Barbecue Sauce

Skinny Barbecue Sauce

Frozen Mississippi Mud Pie

Using frozen yogurt in place of ice cream slashes calories and fat--and with all that chocolate, this pie is still a decadent dessert.

Frozen Mississippi Mud Pie

Frozen Mississippi Mud Pie