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As the days are getting longer and the kids are up later celebrating the season of summer, it is time for family gatherings, neighborhood barbecues, and eating outdoors. People are dusting off picnic tables and uncovering grills that have been hiding under tarps and snow for the last several months, but now it is time to enjoy the warm and balmy evenings with great friends and great food!

Just because it is vacation season there’s no reason not to start, finish, or continue with your Whole 30 diet. Now more than ever you may be inclined to check out this amazing lifestyle change that will give you more energy and have you feeling more comfortable chasing those kiddos around the park or beach in the summer heat. Sticking to your Whole 30 should be easy this year as grilled meats and veggies are great food choices along with sweet and succulent fruits for dessert… watermelon anyone? To help you along, here are 10 perfect summer side-dishes to bring along to the next neighborhood cookout.

Guacamole by Against All Grain

Paleo Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon, Thyme, and Garlic by Noshtastic

Best Deviled Eggs by Against All Grain

Truly Crispy Garlic Smashed Potatoes by Noshtastic

Paleo Broccoli Salad with Bacon by CookEatPaleo

Whole 30 Potato Salad by Fashionable Foods

Lemon Parsley Grilled Zucchini by Against All Grain

Whole 30 + Paleo Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe by Olive You Whole

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon by Nom Nom Paleo

Carrot and Raisin Pineapple Salad by Noshtastic

Make sure to bring enough to share because these tasty sides will be sure to satisfy everyone’s palate, paleo and Whole 30 or not. Enjoying your summer while adapting to a healthy diet and lifestyle change has never been simpler, so jump in with both feet, make a big splash, and compliment your baby back ribs or burgers this summer with an array of delicious, feel-good side dishes!

For more Whole 30 Inspiration, check out our 5 Steps to a Successful Whole 30 for the Whole Family.

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Kristin is a Montessori Mama who spends her days working as a lawyer with at-risk youth and her nights chasing her 4 boys on their latest adventure. She spends a significant amount of time in the kitchen creating healthy, organic, and delicious meals for her family, reading books with her boys, and at the soccer fields. Aspiring to make a difference in lives of others one child at a time, Kristin is passionate about social justice, early literacy, and early childhood education. While she loves scarves and boots, Kristin lives at the world's most famous beach with her husband, kids, extended family, and enough pets to open a zoo.