3 Healthy & Satisfying Dishes to Make for Your Next BBQ

3 Healthy & Satisfying Dishes to Make for Your Next Backyard Party

At UNALTERED Athletics, we believe that a healthy lifestyle should be enjoyable, even during summer barbecues and backyard parties. Our goal is to support our community in achieving success in all aspects of their lives. You can still achieve your fitness goals while participating in normal life activities.


UNALTERED is here to show you that you can savor delicious food while staying true to your wellness goals. We’re thrilled to share three mouthwatering recipes that will not only tantalize your taste buds but also nourish your body. These dishes are perfect for your next summer gathering. Let's delve into some tasty flavors and elevate your next BBQ experience!



  1. Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables:

This vibrant quinoa salad is packed with roasted vegetables and tossed in a tangy balsamic dressing. It's a refreshing and satisfying dish that will be a hit among your friends. Here's how to make it:
Ingredients:UNALTERED summer recipe for quinoa and roasted vegetable salad
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 medium zucchini, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 small red onion, sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Toss the sliced zucchini, bell peppers, and red onion with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread the vegetables on a baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes, or until tender and slightly caramelized.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, roasted vegetables, and fresh basil.
  5. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  6. Serve the quinoa salad at room temperature or chilled.
Nutrition Information:
Serving: 1 cup
Calories: 200
Protein: 5g
Carbohydrates: 24g
Fats: 9g


  1. Watermelon Feta Salad:

This refreshing salad combines the sweetness of watermelon with the tanginess of feta cheese. It's a perfect balance of flavors that will keep you cool and satisfied on a hot summer day. Here's how to make it:
Ingredients: UNALTERED summer recipe for watermelon feta salad
4 cups cubed watermelon
1 cup cucumber, diced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a large bowl, combine the cubed watermelon, diced cucumber, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped mint leaves.
  2. Squeeze the lime juice over the salad and gently toss to combine.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Chill the watermelon feta salad in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving to enhance the flavors.
Nutrition Information:
Serving: 1 cup
Calories: 110
Protein: 4g
Carbohydrates: 16g
Fats: 3g


  1. Avocado and Black Bean Salad:

Creamy avocado and protein-packed black beans come together in this vibrant salad. It's a nutritious and filling option that will impress your fellow BBQ-goers. Here's how to make it:
Ingredients: UNALTERED Summer recipe avocado black bean salad
2 avocados, diced
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
1 small red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a large bowl, combine the diced avocados, black beans, corn kernels, red bell pepper, and red onion.
  2. Squeeze the lime juice over the mixture and gently toss to combine.
  1. Add the chopped cilantro and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve the avocado and black bean salad as a tasty side dish or dip with whole-grain tortilla chips.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 265
Protein: 6g
Carbohydrates: 26g
Fats: 15g



At UNALTERED Athletics, we are committed to empowering our community to live vibrant, fulfilling lives while achieving or maintaining your fitness goals and healthy lifestyle. By incorporating these three healthy and satisfying dishes into your next backyard party, you can showcase your commitment to wellness without compromising on taste.


We believe that nourishing your body with wholesome food is a crucial element of a balanced lifestyle. So, fire up that grill, whip up these nutritious recipes, and witness the smiles of satisfaction on the faces of your loved ones. Remember, at UNALTERED Athletics, we are here to support you in your journey towards a healthier, happier you. Cheers to good food, great company, and a life lived UNALTERED!

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