The good news about July 4th is that it is all about the barbecue. And, depending on what you are barbecuing, it is easy to make barbecues healthy. The challenge, however, are all of the extras…the potato salad…the coleslaw…the desserts…etc. Here are some easy tips to help make this July 4th tasty, delicious and healthy in the process:
- Drop the Mayo: When making your favorite potato salads, coleslaw and pasta salads, opt for vinegar or vinaigrette based dressings. If you use extra-virgin olive oil with a high quality vinegar, you'll have a tasty salad rich with healthy fats.
- Starch Revamp: Look to buy nutrient-rich and whole grain starches. For instance, buy whole grain or whole wheat buns for your barbecued meats. Opt for whole grain pastas for your pasta salads. And, choose red or purple potatoes for your potato salads (be sure to keep the skin on too!).
- Leaner Meats: This year, get leaner with fish, chicken, turkey burgers and turkey dogs, and even