Picnics, barbeques, outdoor concerts and celebrations of all ilk … what’s not to love about summer? True, there’s plenty to love, but don’t let your healthy eating resolve vanish with a boatload of high calorie, fatty foods that are so popular during the summer. We aren’t advocating putting your head in sand, but rather enjoy all your warm weather favorites with a healthy twist.
- Kebab It Up
While a giant slab of grilled meat might be a summer mainstay, but why not mix it up a bit? Instead, make an easy and tasty kebab featuring bite-sized portions of meat alternating with grill-friendly veggies such as zucchini and mushrooms.
- Cool It
It’s hard to name a food that is more closely associated with summer than ice cream. Instead of regular ice cream, which has a slew of calories and lots of fat grams, consider frozen fruit pops or a refreshing sorbet. Check out our latest Juvenon recipe: Mango Agave Sorbet
- A Better Ballpark
Do baseball games signal a green light for overeating for you? They don’t have to. You don’t have to deprive yourself of iconic ballpark favs, just scale it down. Instead of ordering the jumbo, super-sized, foot-long hotdog with a bigger than big beer, opt for a regular sized dog and light beer.
- Refreshing Rival
Liquid refreshments like the seemingly healthy sounding fresh-squeezed lemonade have unwittingly sabotaged many a summer diet. This classic summer drink offers upwards of 250 calories for a 16-ounce serving. Instead go for ice water with lemon wedges and save your calories for the strawberry shortcake that’s right around the corner!