Make it Memorable.

May 25, 2012

Aside from July 4th weekend, Memorial Day weekend is the great American barbecue extravaganza. Before going all-out this weekend, plan a little health into yours. If you’re hosting:

  • Substitute hi-calorie beef with meaty fish chunks, like tuna, swordfish, salmon or halibut
  • Soft-shell crab is in season! Marinate in lemon & olive oil, then grill it up 5 minutes each side.
  • Nix hamburgers in favor of white-meat, low-fat turkey or chicken patties. Garnish with avocado instead of cheese. YUM!
  • Dig your teeth into shrimp & veggie kebabs. enjoy with corn on the cob sans butter.
  • Salad recipe calls for mayonnaise? Sub with vinegar and oil.

Going to someone’s barbecue?

  • Have a healthy snack beforehand so you can control your noshing.
  • Ask the host if you can bring a side dish: bring your favorite mixed greens salad loaded with veggie goodness like asparagus, tomatoes, carrots and peppers.
  • Bring watermelon or in-season berries in lieu of ice cream.
  • Pack your favorite park toy like frisbee, bocce ball or a football. Burn those calories instead of consuming too many!

2 Responses to “Make it Memorable.”

  1. SK Says:

    Love avacados… I put them in everthing!

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