Potato salad, coleslaw and butter-drenched corn may be summer barbecue staples, but they're not exactly healthy dishes. Paired with fatty meats and potato chips, you've got the makings of a high-kj meal, void of any notable nutrients.

But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a good ol' Aussie BBQ. To up the health-factor of your next backyard bash—without ditching your favourite mains—try some of these healthy side dish recipes. They're all packed with health-protective nutrients and will keep you satiated all afternoon (even after a dip in the pool!). Plus, they're far more flavourful than those mayo-smothered salads—promise. 

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