Healthy cookout and BBQ tips!

grilledveggieshp-306x135

Summer’s here, and it’s grilling time!

Here are some tips to eating healthy at cookouts:

  • Swap out mayo for a combo of red wine vinegar and olive oil with pepper and/or mustard.
  • Stick to lean sources of high protein! Veggie burgers are great for this.
  • I swear by grilled pineapple or avocado. Try it.
  • Avoid creamy dressings on salads, and fill up on raw or grilled veggies instead.
  • Ditch the butter for other seasonings on your corn on the cob. I have one source that swears by lime juice, I’ll have to try it sometime.
  • Fresh soups like gazpacho are perfect for summer outings!
  • Fruit is good, especially low sugar fruit. Nosh on berries!
  • Ditch the chips for chopped veggies and low fat dip instead. Also, kale chips or pickles!
  • Be careful on summer drinks and alcohol! It can turn into high volumes of calories for little nutritional benefit very fast.
  • If you indulge, do so in moderation.
  • Have fun! And don’t forget your sunblock. 🙂

Want more nutritional tips and help with your fitness goals? Let me be your fitness coach!

Posted on July 25, 2014, in Diet, Health and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: