Synonymous with summer are long days, warmer temps, and barbecues. Our social calendars become packed with events that often times mean unlimited food and alcohol. Suddenly our fitness goals seem out of reach- but your nutrition can still stay on track. Look for healthier options when attending a backyard party, or cook some of our swap options at your own barbecue.
It is important to shift your dietary intake with the seasons. So the next few months are all about light, cooling foods as the temperature rises. Fill your diets with more raw fruits and vegetables. Be sure to include things like watermelon, strawberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, and peaches.
Here are some of our favorite summertime swaps!
Typical Foods: hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, potato chips, brownies, chips, margaritas, lemonade, condiments
Swap Options: turkey burgers, veggie burgers, cauliflower salad, summer corn salad, bean salad, watermelon feta salad, black bean brownies, spritzers, cocktails, guacamole, hummus, salsa