Healthy 4th of July Tips

This week is 4th of July and we are gearing up for parties and picnics. In today’s blog, I will give you some tips for having fun but also staying healthy on this holiday weekend.

Healthy 4th of July picnic choices:

• Try organic hotdogs instead of the regular store brand
• Grill out chicken or turkey burgers instead of beef burgers
• Makeover your potato salad with Greek yogurt instead of mayo
• Skip the baked beans (loaded with sugar!) and opt for pinto or black beans
• Fresh fruit – enjoy plenty of it!
• Swap the fried, greasy chips for healthier “baked” potato chips
• Healthier dips: guacamole, salsa and hummus (skip the ranch dressings!)
• Have lots of cut-up vegetables
• Desserts? Make brownies with applesauce, fruit salads with strawberry yogurt, rice cereal treats (low fat), frozen yogurt

Light summer side dishes

You can have a fun and festive 4th of July and enjoy your picnic with a few simple swaps that will save you calories & fat. As always, be active and play games, go for walks and ride bikes!

Maria Hicks|wellness coach
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