If you’re watching your waistline, you know how hard it is to face a summer party or barbecue. Baked beans swimming with big chunks of greasy bacon, hamburgers draped in melted cheese, bottles of beer that leave you bloated and unsatisfied. It’s hard to say no, but even harder to face the scale on Monday morning after a big summertime blow-out.
Well this Labor Day, we’re going to arm you with healthy recipes that will keep you feeling guilt-free and completely satisfied.
On a hot summer day there are few things more taste-quenching than than ice-cold watermelon. This Watermelon/Arugula/Feta Cheese salad is the perfect mix of sweet, savory and tart and is a healthy alternative to macaroni and potato salads tossed with cupfuls of mayonnaise. For an even healthier version, trim the olive oil down to 1/4 cup – you won’t even know it’s missing!
Butter and corn-on-the-cob are a marriage made in heaven. A marriage, unfortunately, that will add 200 calories to this barbecue staple. A healthy alternative is this tasty Grilled Herb Corn On The Cob. Lightly brushed with olive oil – then grilled in the husk with oregano, thyme, and tarragon – you’ll never miss the butter. And you can’t go wrong at 86 TOTAL calories per serving!
For a real one-two punch, add two packets of EBOOST orange to this tasty Sangria recipe for a healthy twist on a Spanish favorite. Garnish with fresh orange slices, berries and sliced peaches. Muy excelente!