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Barbeque IS healthy!

June 14, 2017

Counting calories? Cutting carbs? Pumping up your protein intake? No matter what your diet entails, you don’t have to sacrifice quality and flavor. We put competition quality into everything we make, which means there is something for everyone at City Barbeque! Here are some options (and tips) for great meal combinations that stir up your taste buds and keep you on track:

Low Calorie
Good news: Smoke has zero calories! All of our meats are available in a lunch-size portion (4 oz) to cut down on calories – just ask. Our delectable Smoked Turkey is the most lean option, with only 140 calories per lunch-size serving. If our locally-raised Quarter Chicken is more your style, it can be ordered skinless to shave off 100 calories. Low-cal side options include our Side Salad (35 cal w/o dressing), Green Beans w/ Bacon (90 cal), and seasonal offerings such as Cukes ‘N Onions (80 cal).

High Protein
Ditch those powdery shakes! If you’re looking for true muscle fuel, look no further than our all-natural smoked meats. Our Brisket and Pulled Pork each contain over 50 grams of protein per serving, while our leaner (but equally delicious) Turkey has 49 grams. All of these are available on a sandwich bun, without bun, or by the pound. And if you’re REALLY looking to pack on the muscle, our hormone-free Half Chicken has a staggering 120 grams of pure protein power! Pair it with a side like our Collard Greens w/ Pork (18 grams of protein) or Mac & Cheese (13g) and you’ll be hitting PRs (personal records) in no time.

Low Carb
Trying to trim out excess carbs? It’s easy! Keep your full-size portion of Brisket, Turkey, Pulled Pork, or Pulled Chicken under 5 grams of carbohydrates – just ask for it without the bun. Feeling saucy? Drizzle on our fan-favorite Swine Wine, which has 20 calories and only 4 grams of carbs per tablespoon. Pair your meat of choice with sides like our Green Beans w/ Bacon (5g carbs) or Collard Greens w/ Pork (6g) for a complete meal compatible with any low-carb diet.

High Nutrient
Speaking of our Collards, did you know that they are an excellent source of iron and vitamins A, C, and K? They’re also rich in dietary fiber, as are our Baked Beans w/ Brisket. And if you’re seeking a balanced variety of all-natural nutrients, you can’t go wrong with our salads! Our Smokehouse Turkey Salad contains vitamin- and antioxidant-rich tomatoes, onions, and dried cranberries.

Gluten Free
If you’re living with Celiac disease, a wheat allergy, or simply want to try the health benefits of a gluten-free diet, life doesn’t have to be harder! Our Turkey, Pulled Chicken, Brisket, Ribs, Sausage, and Pulled Pork are all safe options for a hearty meal without gluten. Make it a meal with wheat-free side dishes like our Baked Beans w/ Brisket, Green Beans w/ Bacon, Vinegar Slaw, Creamy Coleslaw, or the seasonal favorite Smashed Potatoes.

Healthy For Kids
Forget the mystery meat and processed foods! City Barbeque is always wholesome, delicious, and real. All of our award-winning meats and sides are available in our Kids Plate, a smaller-size meal guaranteed to put a smile on any kid’s face. Got a picky eater? Go with kid-approved classics like our hand-breaded and locally-raised Chicken Tenders and sides like our hand-cut French Fries, fat-free Apple Sauce, or creamy Mac & Cheese.

Want to know more? Check out our Nutrition Info!