Hosting a fourth of July gathering? Or heading to one?
Homework assignment for you.
Try to do two of these. Or more.
1) Skip ketchup on your burger.
Instead? Go heavier on the mustard. It has no sugar and 1/4 the calories of ketchup.
2) Use whole wheat rolls.
3) Skip cheese on your burger.
And 9 grams of fat per slice? You may as well just have bacon on that burger instead. Just kidding. Don’t do that.
4) Skip soda.
For some creatures of habit this might be a tough one. Try to get away from what you’ve always done and ditch the liquid calories. Also, wouldn’t you rather eat your food? I would.
5) Bring your own chips.
This is for those of you who can’t step away from the chip bowl. If you must polish of a bag of something, better pick something smarter than Doritos. BYOC.
6) Make this healthier pasta salad.
7) Swap your burger for a veggie burger.
8) Don’t char grill your meat.
Sorry grillmasters, but burning up your bbq at high temps creates Polycylic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PCAs). In short, PCAs cause cancer in animals.
9) Skip the butter and salt on your corn.
10) Make S’mores with transfat-free graham crackers
But the ones on sale at the end of the aisle? Not so much. You have to venture into the healthy foods’ section.
Of course there are many more healthy modifications than 10. So let’s do this. Let me know your two (or more) changes this holiday weekend. Happy 4th!