When we think summer, we usually think picnic time! As health conscious people, this can also be a dangerous time for our health goals - but it doesn’t have to be! There are many ways to enjoy the summer, and the many picnics and BBQ’s without sacrificing your health or fitness.
Here are a few general guidelines to keep in mind:
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- Stay away from the mayonnaise and cream-based dishes (think potato salad, slaws, fruit dips). These can quickly pack in the calories and fat.
- Make a beeline for the fresh fruits, lean meats (grilled chicken is great), grilled and fresh vegetables, and lighter bean and salsa dishes.
- As you look over the spread of dishes, go for the foods that are not swimming in a sauce or butter.
- When you are considering what dish to make and bring to a picnic, remember that you can alter a dish to make it healthier by making just a few substitutions.