Eighty-five percent of people cook burgers at their barbecue. While burgers can have more than 500 calories and up to 30 grams of fat, you can control your calorie count without giving up your grilling favorites.
Instead of burgers, try the burnt ends of brisket. The unhealthy fat melts off during the grilling process.
Also, try rotisserie chicken without the skin. A six-ounce serving could get you your daily recommended amount of protein, and has B vitamins to energize you for the rest of the party.
Make sure you pass up the potato salad. A one-cup serving can have half your daily value of fat and cholesterol. Instead, grill a mix of potatoes and veggies. Choose a potato with darker flesh like Yukon Gold to up the antioxidant intake.
Replace pie with festive fruit kebabs! suit up your skewers with apples, strawberries, pineapple and cantaloupe to add a sweet and vitamin-rich ending.
Other ways to avoid undoing your diet today, switch out your french fries with baked beans. They provide a heavy dose of protein, fiber and antioxidants.
Finally, nothing beats cancer-fighting collard greens. The veggies are loaded with a day's worth of vitamin a and two days' worth of vitamin K to fight fine lines and give your skin a healthy glow.