Summer is here and the BBQs in our back yard are calling us. Rather than fall back on mayonnaise-laden salads, take the healthier, cancer fighting route and let Ann show you how to make some deliciously easy, healthy sides for your cookout. They’re unbelievably good and good for us. The potato salad is a real crowd pleaser – you certainly won’t miss the mayo. Look and learn!

Potato Salad

The dressing on this Creamy Potato Salad is absolutely delicious. It proves that you don’t need mayo to make this creamily savory summer salad treat. Greek yogurt is a fabulous substitute in the kitchen for many high fat items, including mayonnaise. Even lite mayo has 3 times the calories cup for cup than full fat Greek yogurt, amazing really. And Greek yogurt naturally has the creamy rich mouth-feel of mayo, so you really won’t miss it. If you want to watch your weight, this recipe is really worth a try

Mexican Elote

Elote is one of my favorite summer BBQ treats! Caramelized grilled corn, is slathered with a sauce made from Mexican crema, then sprinkled with cotija cheese and cilantro. Butter may be good, but I cannot tell you how just how delicious this is! Treat your taste buds! For a print out click here

Roasting Veggies – Roasted Ratatouille with Quinoa

Roasting makes the veggies in this version of ratatouille, the classic French summer vegetable stew, extra sweet and delicious. Choose small, firm zucchini and the small, slender Asian eggplants that don’t need to be salted and sweated before cooking. For even cooking, cut the vegetables into similar-sized pieces. Quinoa is one of the few grains that can boast being a complete protein. It is a great addition to any menu, vegetarian or otherwise. Look and learn.

Ann’s Baba Ganoush

Summer is here, and when the grill is hot, it’s a great time to pop an eggplant on the grill and make baba ganoush! Ann’s version is very easy to make, as it uses items you probably already have in your fridge. All you need is a grilled (or roasted) eggplant, some nut butter and you’re on your way. It’s so easy – look and learn!

Kale and Quinoa Salad

If you have extra cooked quinoa on hand in your fridge, this tasty update to classic tabbouleh is a great way to repurpose it. Quinoa is a perfect substitute for couscous. It looks similar, is almost as easy to cook, but brings complete protein to the salad, giving it a heftier nutrition punch. Tossed with the superfood kale and our spicy mustard vinaigrette, with this Kale & Quinoa Tabbouleh, you’ll have a quick and easy, nourishing meal.