What’s the best part about sunny weather? Sorry, trick question! EVERYTHING!! One of my favorites though is BBQ’s! Honestly, who doesn’t love a good BBQ? I mean what’s not to like? Friends and family are gathered around to feast on some super delicious food.
I do understand that some times it can be a little too hot to stand in front of a grill for a few hours. And some times BBQ foods, while super delicious can take forever to make and sometimes are not the healthiest options. None the less, sunny weather season is BBQ season.
I am such a fan of BBQ’s and summer gatherings but it’s true, you are not going to find the healthiest options at these places. You are guaranteed to find some type of fatty meat and a selection mayonnaise salads, which makes it much more difficult to eat healthy or stay on track with your diet if that’s your goal.
I don’t know about you but I can personally feel the difference from when I eat healthy to something indulgent. I’m much more sluggish, maybe some stomach pains and low energy. And when it’s sunny weather outside, this is the worst possible situation.
Well here’s the upside, I’ve got a healthy alternative to those fatty meats and mayonnaise salads and it’s just as delicious as all that BBQ food you love AND you don’t have to wait all day for it to be ready. It sounds a little too good to be true right? Nope! Just a little too good to pass up!
While these sliders look just like pulled pork, they are actually pulled carrot! Shredded carrot and onions mix together perfectly with BBQ sauce to create a DELICIOUS and a hell of a lot healthier version of a BBQ staple. These little babies are perfectly portioned, and they are filled with veggies so go ahead, have a few more. I guarantee you will not be disappointed, especially since you’ll be done cooking long before anyone else!
- 4 carrots shredded
- 1/2 diced white or yellow onion
- 1/2 red onion sliced
- 12 slider rolls
- 3/4 -1 cup BBQ sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- Saute onions until softened, then add shredded carrot and cook over medium heat until softened
- Add BBQ sauce to carrot mixture and cook for another 5 minutes stirring occasionally
- Meanwhile, saute red onions until slightly caramelized, about 10-15 minutes over low heat.
- Add carrot mixture and onions to rolls. Enjoy!