5 Healthy BBQ Swaps

5 Healthy BBQ Swaps

Looking for some healthy BBQ swaps that are flavourful and fun? Look no further.

Getting together for an alfresco meal with your friends and family is a wonderful way to celebrate summer. BBQs can be a healthy treat and need not compromise your health with burnt meat and ultra processed carbs. Here, we’ve put together five of the foods to avoid at your next alfresco cook-up, and some healthy, delicious alternatives


Say no to processed sausages that are black on the outside and pink on the inside at your next BBQ. Instead, swap them for fish skewers made with monkfish (a source of selenium), wild salmon (rich in omega 3 fatty acids) and prawns. Layer with antioxidant rich vegetables like bell peppers and red onions. Organic meats also work well on skewers. If you’ve got vegetarian or vegan guests attending, try marinated tofu and vegetable skewers.


Moroccan fish kebabs recipe


Replace your pasta and rice salads for lighter, more nutrient dense salads. Try a tomato, avocado and fresh basil salad dressed with olive oil. Dark green leafy salad leaves like watercress, rocket and spinach are more tasty than lighter coloured leaves and they’re rich in a variety of beneficial nutrients too. Leftover roasted Mediterranean vegetables are also a delicious addition to salads. Cauliflower taboule is a great low carb alternative to rice salads.


Tomato and shallot salad and this cauliflower taboule recipe


Ditch buttery brioche rolls. Instead, serve your organic meat in a keto bun or wrap. If you’re keen to include some healthy carbs at your BBQ, quinoa makes a great base for BBQ salads, and is a source of protein, iron and potassium. This Peruvian quinoa salad is flavourful and suitable for vegans.


Vegan keto bread rolls


Instead of large scoop of high sugar ice cream for dessert, try making your own healthy version. It’s easy to make using frozen banana slices blended with nut butter and almond milk. Just as tasty and refreshing as the original version. Alternatively, coat some pineapple slices in cinnamon before roasting them on the grill.


This banana and peanut butter nice cream recipe 


Rather than keeping guests hydrated with bottles of caffeinated fizzy drinks or artificially flavoured water, make pitchers of infused water instead. Lemon, mint, raspberry and cucumber work well. Or why not try a healthy homemade iced tea? T2 has a variety of flavours that work perfectly. If you’re looking for a gift to take along to a friend’s BBQ, consider taking a box with you instead of a bottle of something alcoholic.


T2 Iced Teas

If you’re playing host this summer, make sure these healthy BBQ swaps are on your menu. Or RSVP to your next BBQ invite with an offer to bring along a couple of dishes.



Sarah has worked with hundreds of clients over the past decade to help them live in a healthy body that they feel confident in.

Sarah spent a large part of her teens and 20’s as a professional dancer battling with orthorexia and an unhealthy relationship with food and her body. This created a desire to understand the human body more so she could finally cut through the confusion and end the cycle of yoyo dieting. This fuelled her passion to help other women do the same.


Sarah specialises in supporting women who are struggling to lose weight due to underlying health issues. She’s helped many women manage their weight during and after the menopause, as well as clients with thyroid disease and immune system dysfunction. Sarah loves food and sharing healthy recipes with her clients. Her aim is to ensure that clients don’t feel deprived and instead, achieve their weight loss and health goals in a positive and sustainable way.


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Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.


Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.


Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.


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Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.



Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.


Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.


A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.


Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.


Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.


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Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.


Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.


Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!


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Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.


After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.


Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 


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