When it comes to the weekend of July 4th, we guarantee you an uninterrupted stream of food. Lots, lots of food. What could be better than having a cookout in summer? It is the embodiment of what makes the season so great – sun, friends, food and a cold beer (or three).
We'll be honest: Barbecues are not good for the waist. You can treat yourself a little more than you normally do, and that's okay. That's usually about a vacation. As long as you fill your plate with egg whites and some vegetables (we've covered them with a variety of options below), you do not have to feel completely guilty if you have a dessert sliced up at the end of the night. [1
. 1 GRILLED STEAK KEBABS
Who does not like meat on a stick? These kebabs with sweet potato fritters are the perfect blend of savory and sweet. It's a high-protein meal that's also very easy to prepare – just put your ingredients in a pan and grill them. If you want to kick the taste with a smoky char, invest in a cast-iron grill pan (like this one) where you can fry meat and vegetables at a higher temperature. Watch the video above to see how it's done.
. 2 THE BEST HAMBURGER YOU WILL ALWAYS EAT
Come on, you knew you would find a damn good hamburger on this list. After juicy, tender burgers you need 80 percent lean meat, a bit of salt, a barbecue grill cooked to high and the right toppings. To go one step further, butter the buns with butter and roast them until golden brown. it makes all the difference. (You can find the complete recipe here.)