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waistline, try a lower fat sausage, there’s lots of new products out there such as the HECK chicken range. 4. Did you think fi sh wasn’t suitable for the BBQ? Think again! Salmon, trout, sea bream or any fi sh you fancy with a slice of lemon wrapped in foil can be quickly and easily cooked on a BBQ. Served with new potatoes and salad makes for a very healthy meal. 5. If you are watching your fat intake use a spray oil (instead of brushing foods with oil) or use a lower fat marinade. 6. Don’t feel guilty putting a tasty burger on the BBQ; red meat, such as beef, provides iron and some of us are not getting enough in our diets. Having salad with your burger can help you to absorb the iron better as foods such as tomatoes provide vitamin C to increase the absorption of iron. 7. Jacket potatoes or sweet potatoes cooked in the BBQ are delicious and low in fat. Simply wrap in foil and place directly in the coals for an hour (for a tennis ball sized spud). Great if you have vegetarian guests or guests with a dairy/ gluten intolerance. Image credit: Olga Klochanko 8. Side dishes needn’t be unhealthy or covered in mayonnaise. Try yogurt dressings for salads such as coleslaw or how about having a rice salad, with raisins for chewy sweetness and crisp apple for crunch. We all know we should eat more fi bre but most of us don’t know what to do with beans or lentils; try making a salad with them, they add protein, fi bre and they’re low in fat too. 9. You can make the BBQ do all the hard work for dessert too - simply wrap bananas in foil and put them in the glowing embers, serve with Greek yogurt for a sticky sweet and healthy pud 


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